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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Articles tagged: concussions

Troy Aikman thinks concussions may ruin football’s status as No. 1 sport

Player safety continues to be a growing issue in football, and Troy Aikman thinks it could wind up hurting the NFL if the league doesn’t proceed appropriately. The Hall of Fame quarterback was on a forum panel in Los Angeles on Friday discussing the city’s NFL prospects when he expressed concern about concussions harming the…Read More

Brian Urlacher Says He Would Hide Concussion from Team Doctors

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is an old school player with an attitude. He hits hard, talks crap, and is strict about the way his son is raised. That’s why it’s no surprise to hear him say he would hide a concussion from a team doctor. “If I have a concussion these days, I’m going to…Read More

Maurice Jones-Drew Calls Concussions Occupational Hazards, Would Risk them for His Family

The NFL’s thoughts on concussions has evolved. While concussions were largely ignored throughout football history, they have been treated more seriously lately. Congress got the League’s attention by speaking with Roger Goodell. Media pressure, medical studies, and lawsuits from former players has helped convey their severity. Many people realize how awful concussions can be, but…Read More

Peyton Manning Says He’s Tanked His Baseline Concussion Test

As the medical field continues to learn more about the harmful effects of concussions, sports leagues are becoming increasingly concerned about players suffering the injuries. The NFL became more sensitive to concussions last season, holding concussed players out of games who typically would have played in the past. But one issue raised by Alex Marvez…Read More

NFL Players Could Use Ritalin to Pass Concussion Tests

The NFL as well as many other professional sports have begun to crackdown on concussions now that medical evidence has shown how damaging they can be. MLB has enacted a disabled list specifically for concussions, the NHL is cracking down on head shots, and the NFL is penalizing players for head shots in addition to…Read More

Rick Pitino on Concussions: I Don’t Buy It

Awareness of concussions in sports has grown enormously in recent years.  As we’ve seen with all the to do surrounding head shots in the NFL, league officials and doctors are working to try to make sports safer — right now and down the road.  Is the raised awareness the result of advanced research in the…Read More

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