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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Articles tagged: concussions

Chris Borland retires after one season over head injury concerns

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is retiring from football after just one season due to concerns about the long-term effects of head trauma. Borland, 24, told ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Monday that he made the decision after consulting with family members, friends, concussion researchers and current and former teammates. The former Wisconsin star…Read More

Chris Conte: I’d rather play in the NFL and die 10-15 years younger

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte has missed time this season with a variety of injuries, most notably two concussions. Considering he is only 25, you could understand if Conte was already worrying about the long-term health risks associated with playing in the NFL. But he’s not. During a pregame show on WBBM-AM 780 Monday, Conte…Read More

Jamaal Charles admits he hid concussion symptoms

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took a huge hit from San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers as he was crossing the goal line on a first-half touchdown run Sunday. Flowers had to leave the game with a concussion, but Charles didn’t miss any plays. Did he hide concussion symptoms? During an interview with…Read More

Marvin Lewis: Concussions linger longer now because of the media

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis shared some thoughts on Wednesday about concussions that probably won’t make the league happy. During his scheduled press conference, Lewis was asked if he has any concern for Vontaze Burfict’s health given that the linebacker has suffered multiple head injuries this season. The response was cringe-worthy. In short, Lewis…Read More

Darren McFadden: If players can hide concussions, they probably do

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is no stranger to injuries. The former fourth overall pick is now in his fifth season, and it is going to be the fifth in which he has not been able to play a full 16 games. There are injuries players can battle through and others that they can’t,…Read More

Willie Parker: ‘If you get a concussion, why would you tell?’

Add former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker to the list of players who admit they would hide concussion symptoms if it meant getting back into a game. The NFL has recently made a serious push to improve their methods for identifying players who are concussed during games and holding them out of action for…Read More

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