Michael Rothstein of ESPN is featuring an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash where he reveals he plans to donate both his brain and spinal cord for CTE research following his death to the CTE Center at Boston University.
“Chris Nowinski started the program, and I’ve had several concussions throughout my life and had scans done and stuff and knew that somewhere down the line, I’ve already had short-term memory problems. I decided to go ahead. The only way you can diagnose this is after you’re dead. I went ahead and gave my spinal cord and my brain to the study, and I carry a card in my wallet that my brain and spine goes to them. It’s in my will. Of course, my wife’s aware of it.”
Nash, 56, also reveals in the interview that recent scans of his brain have shown abnormalities, but no evidence of brain shrinkage. He also added that he’s been more emotional in recent years and has started to experience short-term memory loss. Nash said while he isn’t sure any of those symptoms are related to prior brain trauma, he has suffered many concussions during his career describing it as “easy double figures.”
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