Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring high school coaches to receive training in prevention of and reaction to concussions.
To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon was in Chicago on Tuesday ahead of the Sports Legacy Institute’s first annual Chicago gala Wednesday evening, when he’ll be honored for becoming a public face of concussions in the NFL.
An estimated 4,000 workers will die in preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The NFL says concussions are trending downward.
Here are just a few of the bad “news” pieces we’re going to be subjected to for the next few days.
NFL doctors need to have their heads examined.
Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend’s wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and trainers.
When you see one of these great hustle plays from now on just know what you’re clapping it up for.
Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk.
A college football player is dead, and not because of an accident.
Fancy, new, expensive, high-tech football helmets do absolutely nothing to prevent old-fashioned brain injury.
Hundreds of Chicago moms are taking their concerns about concussions to the commissioner of the NFL at the home of the Bears.
It’s inevitably going to happen. One of these days a player is going to die because of an illegal hit.
Ask me why I keep watching, and I’ll tell you I enjoy it despite very much knowing and accepting the brutal negatives. And I’m not ready to walk away yet.
Here is the text of Judge Layn Phillips’ order on the NFL concussion settlement.
It no longer matters which side is correct, because both sides have already lost.
Mike Matheny is the ideal champion of a noble cause, and he has decided to take up the fight.
State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) said conversations with Northbrook neurologist Dr. Larry Robbins led to her increased concern about young athletes taking repeated hits to the head.
He was thrown through the air, and slammed head first to the ground. Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon said he always knew his body would be beaten up by playing football, but he said he did not know the extent of damage being done to his brain.