Former Buckeye Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells says he is suffering from traumatic brain injury

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Chris Wells #28 of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches pregame warmups before taking on the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Former Ohio State running back Chris “Beanie” Wells says he is suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury.

Wells returned to his show on 97.1 The Fan Monday after an extended absence.

Wells said he had some symptoms that led to him getting an MRI scan of his head.

“I was getting headaches, my speech was getting a little bit indifferent, and also, I was forgetting the littlest things.”

Wells says his scans showed a ‘plaque separation,’ a sign of brain injury.

“When you have that plaque separation, it shows that you’ve experienced some sort of traumatic brain injury,” said Wells. “Obviously that traumatic brain injury for me came from playing football.”

Listen to the full segment where Wells talks about what is happening: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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