Terry Bradshaw, the Shreveport native and Hall of Fame quarterback, said Monday he is feeling the mental effects of numerous concussions he suffered during his NFL career.
Bradshaw, 62, said he has been having short-term memory loss as well as loss of hand-eye coordination. He said he is undergoing rehabilitation for those ailments.
Bradshaw said he believes the condition is a direct result of numerous concussions he suffered during his playing days with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"I forgot the numbers. It's pretty staggering; if you play in the NFL and start for 10 years, it's not good. It is not good," Bradshaw said at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, where he was in town for a fundraiser for his alma mater, Louisiana Tech University.
The normally animated Bradshaw was sober as he told reporters of his condition.
Bradshaw said he suffered six concussions plus an unknown number of instances where there was a blow to the head that would require him to "clear the cobwebs."
Bradshaw played for the Steelers from 1970-83. He is now an integral part of Fox Sports' NFL pre-game and post-game coverage.
Bradshaw, who went to Woodlawn High School and Louisiana Tech University, was the first player selected in the 1970 NFL draft. He led the Steelers to eight AFC Central championships and four Super Bowl titles.