The Big Ten and the Ivy League have announced plans to combine research efforts devoted to studying head injuries in sports.
The headlines about concussions are everywhere these days; soldiers suffering traumatic brain injuries linked to concussions, or the speculation that football star Junior Seau might have committed suicide after suffering from them.
Toews has already missed five games, having played perhaps as many as six games with a suspected concussion.
The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson said Thursday that the Super Bowl champion would still be alive today, if not what they claim was an NFL conspiracy to cover up the dangers of concussions.
In January 2011, the city of Chicago passed some of the most strict concussion legislation in the country, but it was just the beginning, as there are several efforts afoot to protect school-aged athletes from serious brain injuries.
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.