Tony Dorsett was one of the greatest players in football history. Over the years he began to experience memory loss, mood swings and thoughts of suicide. He took the initiative to be tested for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which is a brain damage experienced secondary to multiple traumas to the brain. In Dorsett’s case, these traumas occurred as a result of the thousands upon thousands of hits he endured over the course of his playing career. Dorsett was found to have signs of CTE. The link below will bring you to a video in which he discusses his experience learning to cope with the symptoms of brain injury. In addition to providing further detail on Dorsett’s story, the article beneath the video relates the similar experiences of Hall of Fame lineman Joe DeLamielleure and All Pro linebacker Leonard Marshall as they also have experienced brain injury symptoms and received the CTE diagnosis.
Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org