Daniel Bryan’s Doctor on What Was Shown in His Medical Records
Posted On July 24, 2020
Out of the three renowned doctors that Daniel Bryan recently met with – Dr. Robert Cantu, Dr. Javier Cardenas and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, one of them was aggressively trying to round up all the other doctors who had examined Bryan since 2015 as a way to unite together and pressure WWE’s Dr. Maroon to give his clearance. That doctor is none other that Dr. Robert Cantu.
Newsweek recently interviewed one of the neurosurgeons that ultimately went out of his way and cleared Daniel Bryan for his WWE in-ring return. Based on WWE’s recent announcement on Daniel Bryan being cleared for in-ring competition, Dr. Robert Cantu along with Dr. Javier Cárdenas and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher were the ones who cleared Daniel Bryan.
Dr. Cantu evaluated Daniel Bryan’s medical records in February and said that he found no sign of concussion-related injuries that would prevent an in-ring return.
“I evaluated Bryan for a neurological opinion on return to WWE on February 26, 2018. Included in his medical records were multiple evaluations by renowned concussion clinicians,” Cantu told Newsweek. “I determined that Bryan is currently asymptomatic, has a normal detailed neurological and cognitive neuropsychological examination, normal EEG, and an MRI that showed no definite evidence of a prior brain injury. It is my medical opinion that there is no absolute contraindication to his return to in-ring action in WWE.”
Dr. Cantu is a leading concussion expert and one of the foremost experts in CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). He was one of the three neurological experts who diagnosed what is believed to be the first case of CTE in pro wrestling with Chris Benoit. Dr, Cantu runs his own concussion treatment center at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA and he also works with teams in the NFL, NBA and NHL.
You can read Dr. Cantu’s interview with Newsweek by visiting this link.