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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

John Scott

Bernstein: Here’s Why The NHL Won’t Ban Head Shots

After a couple days of double-talk and phony-baloney posturing to mollify fans and sponsors, the decision-makers at the NHL’s GM meetings refused to ban the hits to the head that are causing a frightening number of concussions.

670 The Score–03/16/2011

Student athlete Jay Camper has suffered concussions while playing hockey. (CBS)

Duerson’s Gift Could Benefit Young Athletes

Dave Duerson’s decision to donate his brain for research will particularly help young athletes who are the most vulnerable to play-related injuries.

02/25/2011

Jim McMahon

McMahon Pushing For Concussion Awareness

Jim McMahon was one of the most popular players on the most popular team in Chicago sports history. He helped make memories that Chicago Bears’ fan will never forget.

02/03/2011

Dave Bolland

Accidental Hits To Blame For Rising Concussions In NHL

The NFL season’s theme seemed to be concussions. The focus looks to be turning toward the NHL’s concussions now. Concussions are on the rise in the NHL and it’s not because of illegal hits to the head.

01/29/2011

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers: New Helmet Helped Prevent Concussion

Aaron Rodgers has already suffered two concussion this season. And if it wasn’t for the new helmet he started wearing, that number might have hit three against the Chicago Bears.

01/25/2011

Lofa Tatupu

Seahawks’ Tatupu Recovering From Concussion, Hasn’t Practiced

The Chicago Bears have been healthy all regular season long, and that health has continued into the playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks, on the other hand, may be without linebacker Lofa Tatupu.

01/14/2011

High School Football Helmet Concussions

City Passes Tougher Rules On Student Athlete Concussions

Athletes playing for Chicago schools who show signs of a concussion will be prohibited from practicing or playing until they are given the OK by a medical professional, under a new ordinance passed by the City Council on Thursday.

01/13/2011

St. Louis Rams v Seattle Seahawks

Concussion Crackdown Passes Council Committees

Chicago public and private school student-athletes who exhibit “signs, symptoms or behaviors” tied to concussion would be yanked off the field and barred from returning without written medical clearance, under a crackdown advanced Wednesday.

01/12/2011

High School Football Helmet Concussions

Ordinance Would Yank Possibly Concussed Students

Two key city council members want schools to pull athletes out of play if they show signs of concussion head injury.

WBBM Newsradio–11/11/2010

Jim McMahon

Bernstein: Ailing McMahon Tells The Truth

Amid the joy of last weekend’s 25th-year reunion of the 1985 Bears came some sobering stuff from former quarterback Jim McMahon.

670 The Score–11/09/2010

Lance Briggs

Bernstein: NFL In Conflict With Itself

Rarely is something so immensely popular so uncomfortable. All eyes are on the NFL right now, both here in Chicago and across the country.  The television colossus dominates the screens in our homes, on our […]

670 The Score–10/21/2010

Richard Dent

Dent: ‘That’s What People Come To See’

By Chris Collins– He’s our man Dent ……“That’s what people come to see” was his response when asked about today’s news, the devastating hit rule. The Super Bowl XX MVP was very open about his […]

10/19/2010

Alex Brown

Brown: ‘We’re Not Going To Be Able To Hit People At All’

By Chris Collins– Former Bears DE and current Saints defender Alex Brown was very outspoken about the latest news-maker in the NFL, the new devastating hit rule. Brown told The Mully and Hanley Show, “we’re […]

670 The Score–10/19/2010

Jay Cutler

Bernstein: Cutler Truth Clouds Bears’ Future

Jay Cutler was asked directly yesterday if he had ever suffered a concussion before the one he sustained against the Giants. His answer?  “No.” Cutler is either lying or extremely forgetful, since the Chicago Tribune […]

670 The Score–10/14/2010

Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears (Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

Joniak: Cutler Should Start Sunday

Barring any complications, I would expect Jay to start against the Seahawks.

WBBM Newsradio–10/13/2010

Niklas Hjalmarsson

Miller Wants Long-Term Suspension For Hjalmarsson

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres goalie Ryan Miller is urging the NHL to “wake up” and severely punish Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson for his blind-side hit that knocked out Buffalo forward Jason Pominville. Miller says […]

10/12/2010

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Bears, Be Cautious About Cutler’s Return

Jay Cutler is just 27 years old. He has a long time to live. Help him live it.

CBS 2–10/07/2010

Jay Cutler

Cutler Practices, Signs Point To Playing On Sunday

After being sacked nine times and suffering a concussion Sunday night, Jay Cutler was back at practice Wednesday and could play next week against the Panthers.

10/06/2010

Jay Cutler

Lovie Smith Optimistic About Cutler

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith sounded optimistic that quarterback Jay Cutler will be back soon from his concussion, although he would not say just how severe the injury is. Smith said […]

670 The Score–10/04/2010

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