Mick Foley Speaks On Donating His Brain For Research, Injuries, Pain Tolerance

The following are highlights from a recent Star Tribune interview with Mick Foley:

On how many concussions he’s had over the years: “Unfortunately, I had too many for me to count really.”

On if he’s been approached to donate his brain for study: “I have been approached. These are some tough questions here. You see how quickly I did those autographs? We got through a few hundred people fairly quickly. Signing my name on that form to donate my brain took a long time. It’s a big step, but if other people can learn from what I’ve done, I’m willing to do it. I believe as long as I can continue to say the words Boston Center for Traumatic Encephalopathy that my brain is still working OK.”

On his tolerance for pain: “You’ve got to make sure we talk about that in past tense. I did have a tremendous tolerance for pain. Now, not so much. Almost anything [brings me to my knees now]. I’m a guy who used to be fairly fearless. Now, please don’t tell me I have to walk down a flight of steps. [Wrestling] was tough on the body, the knee joints, the back, and so stairs are difficult.”

Check out the complete interview at StarTribune.com.

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