Montreal linebacker Kyries Hebert will be giving his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation of Canada.
“With the attention being paid to head injuries in sports, I want to do my part to make football safer,” Hebert said. “I feel a responsibility to give back to the game of football that has given me so much. If donating my brain can help other players that are struggling with symptoms or if I can help make the game safer for future generations, it is an easy decision.”
Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada’s mission is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in Canadian athletes and other at-risk groups. The vision is a world without CTE and concussion safety without compromise.
The 37-year-old Hebert has played 11 seasons in the CFL for Ottawa, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Montreal. In the 2017 season, he had a career-best 110 tackles, three forced fumbles, two sacks and one interception to East Division Most Outstanding Defensive Player honours.