Posted May 18, 2019 12:24:23In an exclusive interview with Bleacher Sports, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and current college basketball player Jalen Brunson shared their most beautiful medical school photos.
“One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been was at the University of Tennessee.
We had a beautiful indoor practice space,” Brunson told Bleacher.
“The doctors and nurses were amazing, but the greatest place to see it was the hospital.
That’s where I got my first concussion.
I played basketball for four years and that’s where my second one happened.”
The two men were at Vanderbilt University when Brunson suffered a concussion and ended up spending nine months in the hospital after a collision with a car in February.
The doctors there told Brunson that if he ever wanted to play again, he had to go through the trauma center at Vanderbilt, which he attended.
Brunson then returned to Tennessee to play for the Volunteers, where he went 4-8 with a 6.8 yards per carry average and 1,737 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns in four seasons.
He was named the 2013 SEC Offensive Player of the Year and the 2015 Offensive Player-of-the-Year, becoming the first Vanderbilt player to reach the national honor.
The two doctors also shared their best advice for the future, and the former NFL QB shared some tips for how doctors treat athletes with head injuries:If you have a concussion, stay out of the room and wait until the doctor comes in.
Be as careful as you can be.
Get a couple of days to rest, go to a clinic, go through your own recovery, then go back to practice.
If you’re a rookie, it’s best to have a long rest, but if you’re older, try to rest in between games.
The NFL is starting to pay more attention to concussions, and Brunson believes the league will also pay more heed to the doctors’ advice.
Brett Favre is one of the doctors featured in Bleacher’s exclusive interview.
He’s the former quarterback for the New York Giants, the Indianapolis Colts, and now the Minnesota Vikings.
He has been the subject of multiple documentaries and book covers, and his wife, actress and model Alyssa Milano, was named to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list last year.
Favre has never played a down for his former team, the New England Patriots, but he does appear in the film “Tiger Woods: Golf at Pebble Beach.”
He and Milano are also friends and frequent the gym together.