Kevin Nash To Donate Brain & Spinal Cord To CTE Research

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Kevin Nash told ESPN this week that he will donate his brain and spinal cord to CTE research after his death. His brain will go to the CTE Center at Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation, which is an organization run by former WWE wrestler Chris Nowinski.

"Chris Nowinski started the program, and I've had several concussions throughout my life and had scans done and stuff and knew that somewhere down the line, I've already had short-term memory problems," Nash said. "I decided to go ahead. The only way you can diagnose this is after you're dead.

"I went ahead and gave my spinal cord and my brain to the study, and I carry a card in my wallet that my brain and spine goes to them. It's in my will. Of course, my wife's aware of it.”

While Nash doesn’t know how many concussions he suffered during his career, he said it’s in the double figures. He’s essentially retired from in-ring competition.

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