Lance Briggs stated in a video that he has symptoms that may be caused by CTE and it has him worried.
Lance Briggs has started a video series for the website SQOR.Com entitled “Lance Briggs: Time of my Life.” In the video, Briggs opens up about his life after football. Briggs stated he already may be symptomatic of CTE, something that is impossible to diagnose on the living. Briggs discussed the fear of what lies ahead and how he copes with those heavy thoughts.
"I enjoyed every minute of football. I didn’t feel like I was in the game until I got a good pop. Either I got popped or I popped somebody. You’re not supposed to be doing the things we’re doing to our bodies. CTE affects guys in a different way, and you start seeing it even in the practice of football. You get worried. I get concerned for myself. And even though I’ve never had any suicidal thoughts, or anything like that, for it to happen to some great men, and great football players, I know that I can’t separate myself from that crowd."
Briggs seemingly has no regrets about playing football but clearly dealing with something like this on a day-to-day basis would be a hard thing for any person to deal with emotionally. Briggs understands the trauma his brain may have suffered and is working daily on making sure he keeps his brain active and engaged in hopes of delaying the symptoms from progressing.
Briggs is on of the best players to ever wear a Chicago Bears uniform and we here at BearGogglesOn as well as Bears fans across the nation and the globe wish Briggs nothing but health and happiness. Hopefully Briggs recognition of the symptoms early on can help him lead a happy life and deal with the issues that CTE sufferers must manage on a daily basis.
Bear Down, Lance Briggs. Bear Down.