Wrestler Kevin Nash to donate spinal cord, brain to Boston University after death: 5 quick facts

Written by Megan Wood | March 04, 2016 | Print  |

Kevin Nash, a Hall of Fame wrestler, gave permission for his spinal cord and brain to be donated for chronic traumatic encephalopathy research following his death, according to ESPN.

Here are five quick facts:

 

1. Boston University's CTE Center and the Waltham, Mass.-based Concussion Legacy Foundation will receive the wrestler's brain and spinal cord.

 

2. Mr. Nash, 56 years old, reported he's suffered several concussions and has had scans of his brain exhibit abnormalities.

 

3. He is already experiencing short-term memory loss.

 

4. Mr. Nash is involved in Boston University's Legend Study, which neurology professor Robert A. Stern, PhD, heads.

 

5. More than 500 athletes participate in the study, which test their cognitive abilities.

 

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