The latest research shows repeated head trauma can cause irreparable brain disease. As CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports, for parents whose kids are active, this can be extremely troubling, especially when you consider that almost any sport can leave your child with a concussion.
Commissioner Roger Goodell stood before the media at his annual Super Bowl state-of-the-league speech, and sounded as if he cared when addressing issues of player safety.
With the recent report that Brian Urlacher will do just about whatever it takes to be healthy enough to play on Sundays, one NFL expert thinks players need to understand the severity of injuries.
A lawsuit by 75 former NFL football players claims the league tried to hide the effects of concussions for 90 years, according to published reports.
The NHL just signed a new 10-year TV deal worth $2 billion. To show his appreciation for all those who made it possible, Commissioner Gary Bettman instructed club officials to share the news with concussed players by holding up two fingers in front of their faces.
NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling decision to let Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley back into the season opener led to significant improvement in the detection and treatment of concussions during the rest of the 2010 […]
If you’re hoping to watch hard football hits on your TV, you may want to hang on to your current copies of “Madden NFL” for whatever video game system you own. The seriousness of concussions is obvious and EA Sports wants to keep the safety influences in future “Madden” games.
Major League Baseball and the players union have added a new seven-day disabled list for players suffering from a concussions, the shorter DL is part of new protocols for dealing with those injuries.
In the March 9 game agaisnt the Tampa By Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks’ center Dave Bolland took an elbow to the head and has missed every game since, with what is suspected to be a concussion.
The NHL has set new rules for treatment of concussions, according to a published report.
Head injuries have been a major concern in sports recently and the next stop for concussion safety looks like the NBA. An independent neurologist is working with the NBA to put some concussion policies in place and they could be in place by next season.
Progress is being made regarding head trauma and concussions in sports, it’s just taken longer than it should.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he wants to change the “culture of football” with respect to player safety. His next push in achieving this is to convince government to pass new laws in order to spread that safety on the field to our youth.
Former Chicago Bear Kurt Becker was in Springfield this week, testifying for legislation to promote education on concussions for teens and their parents.
The Bears great is among a growing number, including Chicago City Council members, who support safeguards that protect athletes.
A crackdown on allowing student athletes with concussions to go on playing sports is expected to get the green light at a City Council meeting today.
The NFL has started to take head injures much more serious this season. Players are being held out of games that, in the past, they would have played in. Recent data, that was received by the Associated Press, points to the fact the concussions are being reported more frequently and are being taken more seriously.
Earlier in the season, the hot topic around the NFL was the effect of concussions on players. And as a result, the dangers of the game became more visible
Ray Anderson, the NFL’s executive in charge of watching over illegal hits, was pleased that there were no such penalties called on Sunday. The league made it a major issue to explain penalties and punishments over the course of last week.
While the NFL is trying to reduce concussions in football, the MLB is changing their rules on the injury as well. Major League Baseball could adopt a new 7-day disabled list just for concussions.