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.
NFL general counsel Jeff Pash says he expects independent neurological consultants to be on sidelines during games next season to help diagnose and treat concussions.
It’s a breakthrough that could help save the lives of athletes who play contact sports. Research conducted partially in Chicago has found a way to diagnose a devastating brain disease for the first time, while the athlete is still alive.
Doctors and researchers may no longer have to wait until a football players dies to find the affects of concussions in their brains.
With time winding down in the second quarter, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was drilled by Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins, ultimately leading to Cutler’s exit from the game.
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.