Legendary athlete and sportscaster, Frank Gifford‘s brain has been donated to a study that focuses on CTE, a brain disorder thought to be as a result of multiple concussions.
Kathy Lee Gifford says her late Hall of Fame husband suffered from a traumatic brain injury most likely caused during his NFL career. Gifford died in August at the age of 84.
Gifford family says he was diagnosed with CTE (a progressive degenerative brain disease) before he passed. But the Giffords don’t appear to hold a grudge with the NFL over Frank’s condition — saying they SUPPORT the league … just as Frank did.
The family says they’re donating Frank’s brain “in hopes of contributing to the advancement of medical research concerning the link between football and traumatic brain injury.” h/t tmz
The Gifford family says they are in hopes Frank’s brain can be a “small part of the solution to an urgent problem concerning anyone involved with football, at any level.”