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Wrestling legend Mick Foley is donating his brain for concussion research

The 50-year-old star is not the only wrestler to do their bit to enhance our understanding of CTE.

WRESTLING LEGEND MICK Foley announced during the week that he is planning on donating his brain to help Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) research after his death.

CTE is a progressive degenerative disease found in people who have experienced one or more bad blows to the head, and it is commonly linked with athletes, competing in impact sports, who have experienced repeated concussions or other brain-related trauma.

Foley explained on Twitter that former WWE star Chris Nowinski convinced him to agree to donate his brain for scientific purposes.

The 50-year-old star is not the only renowned wrestler who has said they will donate their brain for CTE research, with Kevin Nash and Jeff Hardy recently announcing they would do likewise.

A number of WWE athletes have been affected by concussion-related issues in recent years, with both Daniel Bryan and Corey Graves having to retire as a result.

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