THE NEW FORTY Just how dangerous is tackle football?
I saw a fascinating piece on Frontline this weekend called League of Denial:The NFL's Concussion Crisis. The piece covers brain injuries in the NFL and what appears to be a purposeful effort by the NF... Posted on 10/13/13 at 10:49 PM
COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Getting Knocked Around by Concussions
Just let them play the game! I often find myself yelling this at the television every Saturday and Sunday. My weekends often are ritualistic in that I enjoy a nice rough game of football; whether it i... Posted on 12/18/12 at 3:10 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Concussions more than just a young athlete headache
Running back Jessey Grove took the football right up the middle during a game with rival Luverne last season, and was hit in the head.
The Windom Area High School senior immediately went out of the... Posted on 4/18/11 at 11:21 PM
The suburban Kansas City school district says it followed new rules designed to reduce concussion risks. But in an era of heightened awareness about player safety and head injuries, family, school and medical experts are left wondering if anything more could have been done to prevent his death.
Alan Scher Zagier and Heather Hollingsworth
, December 03, 2010
Athletes of all ages who are suspected of suffering a concussion should be evaluated by a specialist before they return to sports, a major doctors group said today in the latest sign of concern over potential lasting damage from head injuries.
In light of a growing recognition of the devastating effects of sports-related head trauma, many of the world's leading concussion experts are meeting at Mayo Clinic this week for the "Ice Hockey Summit: Action on Concussion."
Since his college days, New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman has had seven diagnosed concussions. Given all the headers and hits over his career, he's wondering if that number might be drastically higher.
Youth football leagues are responding to warnings about the dangers of hard hits by offering new videos, coaching exams and other lessons about preventing and recognizing concussions — even though organizers believe their level of the sport is as safe as football gets.
The findings in a study of national data don’t necessarily mean that concussions are on the rise. But many children aren’t taken for medical treatment, so the numbers are likely only a snapshot of a much bigger problem, doctors say.
A lawyer for suspended Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach said his client did the right thing keeping wide receiver Adam Jones indoors with a concussion. There are allegations that Jones had to stand in a small, dark place for hours while the team practiced.
Betsy Blaney and Ralph Russo
, December 29, 2009
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