Brett Favre admits to memory loss: ‘that’s a little bit scary to me’


Brett Favre retired in 2010 after 20 seasons in the NFL. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre said he doesn’t plan on returning to the game citing the physical toll professional football took on his body. When asked about the risk of concussions, the 44-year-old admitted fear that the repeated head injuries may have affected him.

“I have a tendency, like we all do, to say, ‘Where are my glasses?’ and they’re on your head. This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn’t remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think. I remember her playing basketball, I remember her playing volleyball, so I kind of think maybe she only played a game or two. I think she played eight. So that’s a little bit scary to me. For the first time in 44 years, that put a little fear in me.”

Brett Favre on ESPN’s Sports Talk 570 Thursday.

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