Colt Brennan diagnosed with traumatic brain injury
Quarterback Colt Brennan, signed by the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League, said he has been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, jeopardizing his playing career.
Brennan, who played at the University of Hawaii, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he was diagnosed during a physical exam by the Kiss after he was signed last October. The team placed him on its physically-unable-to-perform list last week.
"They did some tests, and there were major concerns about me playing football," Brennan, 30, told the Star-Advertiser. "I was medically not cleared to play."
Brennan said his condition is the result of injuries he suffered in 2010 during a two-car accident in which he was a passenger. According to the newspaper, he was hospitalized for eight days with injuries to his head, ribs and collarbone.
Brennan said he has concerns because he was later cleared medically to play for the Hartford Colonels of the United States Football League in 2011 and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 2012.
Brennan, who played two seasons with the Washington Redskins after he was drafted by the team in the sixth round in 2008, said he intends to meet with his neurologist in Honolulu to confirm the results so he can determine "if football is really over."