Ex-Ohio State RB Beanie Wells Says He Has Symptoms of ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’
On Monday, former Ohio State running back Beanie Wells was on his Tim and Beanie Show on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus and revealed he has been suffering from the symptoms of a “traumatic brain injury.”
Wells was actually making his return to the show after a few weeks off and explained that it was his health that had been keeping him off the airwaves.
“At this present moment, I’m OK,” Wells explained on air. “I did have some health issues going on. I went for an MRI scan of my head and saw some things on there that didn’t quite look right. I had some symptoms that led to me going in for that scan.”
He then went further into details by explaining that his brain had plaque on it, and he is suffering from plaque separation, which is linked to “some sort of traumatic brain injury” that he is sure came from playing football.
“I went for an MRI scan of my head and saw somethings on there that didn’t quite look right,” Wells said. “I was getting headaches. My speech was getting a little indifferent and also, I was forgetting the littlest things.”
“The stumbling over the words in my speech – that’s normal,” Wells said. “But the pausing and the thinking about what to say because I was searching for the words, that wasn’t me. I always knew what to say. I always stuttered and talked really fast, but the words that were supposed to be there weren’t there, and that was something that was alarming to me.”
Even though he made his return to the radio show, he explains his ordeal is far from over.
“I had to step away for a little bit and go out and get that addressed, and I’m still not out of the woods yet, but it’s coming. I’m hopeful. I’m here right now and I’m excited to be here.”
Full interview can be heard below:
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