Bernie Kosar, a former Cleveland Browns quarterback, recently shared some alarming news about his health. He revealed that he has been diagnosed with liver disease and Parkinson’s. Kosar, who led the Browns to three AFC championship game appearances, disclosed that he was placed on a transplant list earlier this year.

The 60-year-old NFL legend explained that he was diagnosed with cirrhosis 16 months ago. However, he had a major health scare while attending a Thursday Night Football game between the Browns and the New York Jets last season. Kosar admitted that he felt like he wasn’t going to make it home from the game. Despite his deteriorating health, he delayed seeking medical attention until the new year when he had to undergo a massive blood transfusion due to extremely low hemoglobin levels.

In February, an independent NFL doctor diagnosed Kosar with Parkinson’s. His doctors mentioned that a liver transplant will be necessary in the future. Dr. Anthony Post, a hepatologist for University Hospitals, explained that Kosar’s liver disease tends to fluctuate, so he needs to be vigilant about his health.

Despite these challenges, Kosar expressed optimism about his current health status. He mentioned that after undergoing treatment and making lifestyle changes, he is feeling much better now compared to three months ago when he was in a critical condition. Kosar emphasized the importance of taking care of his health and expressed gratitude for feeling good despite his health issues.

Throughout his career, Kosar achieved great success both in college at the University of Miami and in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. He was a key player in leading the Browns to multiple AFC championship games. After leaving Cleveland, he went on to win a Super Bowl as a backup with the Dallas Cowboys. Kosar’s impressive career statistics include passing for over 23,000 yards and throwing 124 touchdown passes.

Despite facing health challenges, Kosar remains hopeful and determined to continue his journey towards recovery. His story serves as a reminder of the importance of prioritizing health and well-being, no matter the circumstances. We wish him strength and resilience as he navigates his health issues.