Rob Gronkowski revealed in an interview with CBS News that aired Thursday that he suffered “probably” 20 concussions in his life, including five in which he lost consciousness.
The retired New England Patriots tight end also claimed in a tweet Friday that concussions and CTE are “fixable” and he made those shocking claims to the doctor who founded the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
Following that interview, Chris Nowinski tweeted at Gronkowski to clarify that CTE cannot be fixed.
The 31-year-old Gronk replied and stated that it could and that he actually ‘fixed’ his.
Nowinski reiterated his stance:
Chris Nowinski is co-founded the CLF and Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, which is the leading researcher of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), a degenerative brain disease associated with brain trauma.
What remains unclear is how Gronk believes he’s “fixed” his CTE or how and why he thinks he had/has CTE. If you didn’t know, CTE can’t be determined until after someone’s death.