One of the major focal points of the documentary League of Denial was that former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman suffered a concussion so severe in the 1994 NFC Championship Game that he had to be hospitalized, and that he then played in the Super Bowl anyway.
League of Denial didn’t follow up that story with any information about whether Aikman is feeling long-term affects of concussions, but Aikman (who will serve as the color commentator for Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX) told Neil Best of Newsday this week that he’s doing just fine.
“I feel great,” Aikman said. “I’m great.”
Aikman underwent a 3-4 hour neurological exam at the Center for BrainHealth in Dallas last year and was told that his cognitive functioning is perfect.
“They were blown away,” Aikman said. “It was really peace of mind for me. I haven’t had any issues. You hear about the different guys coming out, and it’s a concern.”
But it hasn’t been a problem for Aikman, who’s now been retired for 14 years and feels fine.