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Jeff Hardy to donate his brain to CTE research


Following in the footsteps of Kevin Nash, TNA's Jeff Hardy announced that he too plans to donate his brain for research after his death.

The Charismatic Enigma told Ring Rust Radio:

My wife read where Kevin Nash announced that and I said, "Oh my God I have to do that." I for sure will do whatever it takes and I would love to be a part of that. It's a huge serious issue in wrestling. I've rung my bells so many times especially back in the day when chair shots to the head were legal. My goodness, I took so many of those. Luckily, I'm only aware of about two or three concussions that I have had but there's really no way of telling how many overall. When Nash announced he was doing that I was on board and I didn't know that RVD did as well. That really inspired me to do the same thing.

Kind of hard to believe Hardy has only had one or two concussions, considering his style and the kind of matches he's worked throughout his career, but he would know better than us.

Either way, this is a generous trend by the performers of yesterday and today toward helping tomorrow's wrestlers and athletes learn more about head trauma and hopefully how to prevent chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

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