Rob Gronkowski has been unafraid to speak out about head injuries and CTE since his retirement. Recently, Gronk admitted that he had suffered at least 20 concussions during his football career. And recently, he breached the subject of CTE on Twitter.
Gronkowski tweeted a response to BU CTE Center co-founder, Chris Nowinski, who challenged Gronkowski's notion that CTE is "fixable".
In his response, Gronk doubled down and said that he had fixed his CTE.
Nowinski eventually would respond as well and offered Gronkowski a chance to discuss the "nuances" between brain plasticity and curing neurodegenerative diseases.
Given that Nowinski is a doctor, it's probably safe to take his word over Gronk's on this matter. As Nowinski pointed out in his response, it's great that Gronkowski is feeling good right now. But that doesn't necessarily mean that any neurodegenerative diseases he may possess have been cured.
Perhaps Gronkowski will take up Nowinski on his offer and the two can discuss ways to collaborate and work to find a cure for CTE.
UPDATE (3:20 p.m.): Now, Gronkowski is engaging with NFL Network's Mike Giardi over the issue. Gronk is clarifying that he does know that he didn't cure any CTE that he may have, but he found some "unconventional methods" to improve his condition.
Gronkowski did recently announce a partnership with a CBD company, so perhaps this is the unconventional method he is referencing.
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