MORE than 100 US troops reportedly suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile strike – after Trump said no one “seriously hurt.”
The president initially downplayed their injuries from the strike on January 8, insisting they were “trauma headaches.”
But the Pentagon released a statement on Monday confirming 109 US troops were diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury, according to CNN.
Reuters stated 76 of the service members diagnosed with the condition have returned to duty.
Pentagon press secretary Alyssa Farah said: “We are grateful to the efforts of our medical professionals who have worked diligently to ensure the appropriate level of care for our service members.”
“[This] has enabled nearly 70 percent of those diagnosed to return to duty,” Farah continued. “We must continue to address physical and mental health together.
“Our research has been instrumental in the development of various breakthroughs to improve the lives of those individuals who have sustained brain injuries.
“Our efforts must address the total picture – before, during and after any blast exposure or injury.