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Referee Brad Kovachick restrains Brent Seabrook.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock Dumb Reactions To The Seabrook Hit

Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes was dirty, and Tim Baffoe will explain why for those who don’t get it.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Wide receiver Percy Harvin #11 of the Seattle Seahawks is on the field after free safety Rafael Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints was called for an unnneccesary roughness penalty in the first quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Harvin Out For NFC Championship

Just like in the regular season Percy Harvin’s return to the field in the postseason was short lived as Harvin will not be playing against San Francisco this weekend.

01/18/2014

Olivia Taylor lost her memory after a collision during a basketball game. (CBS)

Athlete Loses Memory After Collision On Court

Fifteen-year-old Olivia Taylor is a basketball player from Seneca High School in the far south suburbs. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

07/11/2013

New York Rangers winger Derek Boogaard fights with New York Islanders winger Trevor Gillies at the Nassau Coliseum on December 2, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son’s Death

The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.

05/13/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cutler Cleared To Start Vs. Vikings

Looking to bounce back from last week’s dismal 32-7 loss to the 49ers, the Bears will have Jay Cutler back under center against the Vikings on Sunday.

11/24/2012

Alex Smith (Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Report: 49ers QB Smith Ruled Out Against Bears

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will not play Monday night against the Chicago Bears, ESPN in reporting

11/19/2012

A recent game involving Oak Park River Forest High School. (CBS)

For Some, Concussion Dangers Are Enough To Ban Football At Public High Schools

Should publicly funded high schools retire tackle football programs? More groups are coming to that conclusion, CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

11/13/2012

Lovie Smith.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Smith: Too Early To Determine Status Of Jay Cutler After Concussion

The Bears will evaluate the condition of Jay Cutler on Monday after the quarterback suffered a concussion during the first half against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

11/12/2012

Jay Cutler takes a hit from Kareem Jackson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cris Collinsworth Spoke Irresponsibly About Concussions

And here I thought we had turned a corner in our understanding of the seriousness of brain injury, especially in what had appeared to be a newly enlightened – and legally threatened – NFL.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2012

Football (FILE/Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Youth Football Coach Arrested For Allegedly Giving Opposing Player Concussion With Clothesline

A youth football coach struck a 13-year-old player from an opposing team near the sideline during the fourth quarter of a tied game, giving the boy a concussion and outraging parents and spectators, a Utah police sergeant said Wednesday.

670 The Score–10/11/2012

Defensive back Vann McElroy #26 and linebacker Rod Martin #53 of Los Angeles Raiders tackle running back Emery Moorehead #87 of the Chicago Bears during the game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 27, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. The Bears won 6-3. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Bears Targeted For Subpoena In Brain-Injury Suit Against NFL

Former Chicago Bear Emery Moorehead is one of nearly 3,000 former NFL players suing the league, alleging a cover-up involving concussions and brain injuries.

09/28/2012

Johnny Knox is tended to by doctors after suffering a frightening spine injury against the Seattle Seahawks in December of 2011. He has yet to fully recover. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: David Haugh Is Wrong About Risks, Rewards Of Football

I can tell someone to base such important decisions on something more than logical fallacy, cheesy romanticism and complete unawareness of science, medicine and facts.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2012

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Toews’ Symptom Free At Practice, Expected To Play Vs. Coyotes

Chicago captain Jonathan Toews is expected to play in the opening game of the Blackhawks’ playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

04/11/2012

Aaron Volpatti and Daniel Carcillo drop the gloves. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Hockey Fighting On The Way Out

It has taken years to reach this point, but the combination of medicine, awareness, tragedy and marketing sense has pushed hockey to the brink of real culture change.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

An organization of experts and former athletes plans to train coaches about the warning signs of concussions. (CBS)

Coalition Protecting Chicago’s Student Athletes From The Danger Of Concussions

Experts and former athletes are joining forces to provide area student athletes with protection from concussions in sports. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports on an effort to educate coaches in Chicago Public Schools.

08/22/2011

Chicago Bears Helmet

According To Study, NFL Players Used Low-Rated Helmets

A study by Virginia Tech researchers revealed that last season, close to 40 percent of NFL players used a helmet that got the second-lowest rating for reducing the risk of concussions.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Brent Seabrook

Seabrook Back In Lineup For Blackhawks

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will be back in the lineup for Sunday night’s Game 6 against Vancouver after missing the previous two games as he recovered from a hit to the head from the Canucks’ Raffi Torres.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2011

Brent Seabrook

Columnist: Seabrook Should Have Been Taken Out Right Away

A Vancouver columnist is taking the NHL to task after the Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook took a hit to the head Sunday night.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

Dave Bolland

McKnight: Bolland’s Long Road Back

Not to get all biblical or anything, but Dave Bolland breathed life into the Blackhawks Tuesday night. In his first game back from a concussion, Bolland posted a goal and three assists in the Hawks 7-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

04/19/2011

Justin Morneau

Twins’ Morneau Recovering From Concussion

The Minnesota Twins’ Justin Morneau has recovered from his concussion, but officials don’t know if he’ll be ready for opening day.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

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