Audley Harrison retires for second time over effects of head injuries

The Olympic super-heavyweight champion says he now suffers from vision and balance problems, moodiness and irritability.

His decision was prompted by research into concussion and brain injuries, and after seeing medical specialists. "After years of denial and sticking to my guns, I'm finally getting out of my own way," said Harrison, 43. "I've suffered a few traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and will have to work hard to reverse some of the effects taking punches to the head has brought about to my overall health. "I have vision problems, vestibular injuries that lead to balance disturbances, and have bouts of serious irritability and moodiness that come with TBI recovery."
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