So maybe the Bills won’t snap their 17-year playoff drought, the longest of any team in all four major American sports leagues, in 2017. At this point, Buffalo will take a lack of dysfunction as a step in the right direction.
His recovery timetable was five months, meaning he is on time to return in full before training camp starts.
The brains will be going to the Boston-based foundation with specific instructions to be used in CTE research.
The degenerative brain disease is caused by repeated blows to the head, which often leads to concussions. By donating their brains, Hasselbeck and Marshall could help researchers figure out the best way to help athletes protect their heads from such blows.
“During my football career, we didn’t have enough information on the Cheap Hockey Jerseys Youth long-term effects of concussions and brain trauma,” Hasselbeck said in a release. “I want to be part of the solution, and by pledging my brain, I am doing my part to provide the data to protect the next generation of athletes.”
Hasselbeck spent 18 seasons in the NFL, but only has one documented concussion during that time. His father, Don — who was an NFL tight end — also pledged to donate his brain.
Marshall was with the Giants during both their Super Bowl wins in 1987 and 1991. In 2013 he was diagnosed with CTE, becoming one of the first living patients to be diagnosed with the disease. He was part of the class action lawsuit against the NFL that doled out nearly $1 billion for players affected with brain damage.