Brett Favre explores concussions in football with a new documentary

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Throughout his nearly 20 years in the NFL, Brett Favre suffered a number of injuries. However, few of those injuries have had anywhere near the lasting impact of Favre’s concussions. He can’t even guess exactly how many brain injuries he had before his career-ending concussion in 2010.

Now, Favre is exploring his own history with concussions and how traumatic brain injuries are affecting athletics in an upcoming documentary called Shocked: A Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis.

The documentary premieres tomorrow, Thursday, on the Stadium Network at 5:30 (CST).

Favre acted as an executive producer for the documentary, which is expected to include personal stories about his concussions in his football career.

While the primary focus of the documentary is to explore concussions in football, Favre is also expected to make a case for how head-to-field hits are overlooked. Favre believes that hard turf fields may be making concussions more likely and argues that making turf fields softer could lessen the potential for injury.

In the documentary, Favre describes the feelings he had when he experienced concussions as “head ringing, you know, hearing bells in my ears.” He added, “most of those were from my head hitting the turf.”

You can watch the trailer for the documentary below, and watch it live on the Stadium Network on Thursday, January 11, at 5:30 (CST).

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