Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar says treatments he got from a Florida doctor have helped reverse the effects of brain trauma he suffered during his 13-year NFL career.
“When I heard some of the things he was capable of doing I was bluntly a little skeptical,” Kosar said of the doctor, Rick Sponaugle. “But after just a few weeks of treatment to not have the ringing in the ears, not have the headaches and to be able to sleep through the night without medications and all the stuff.
“Not to get over-religious or to preach to you, but this was all happening during the holidays and I really thought it was like a gift from God.”
Kosar estimates he suffered at least 12 concussions during his NFL playing career, which lasted from 1985 to 1996.
Kosar said he has spoken to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the treatment and hopes it can become an option for current and former players.