Ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday, concussions are again in the spotlight.
A new study on the cognitive function of former NFL players, done by Johns Hopkins scientists and published in the February issue of the journal Neurobiology of Disease, sheds new light on concussion-related brain damage.
The NFL’s potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management.
The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.
To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.
Hall of Fame member and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino is suing the NFL over concussions, the Los Angeles Times reports
President Barack Obama believes he suffered a concussion while playing football when he was young.
According to new guidelines, athletes with concussions should not return to play the same day.
Two former boxers, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), welcomed representatives of the world’s boxing and mixed martial arts organizations on Tuesday to announce support for a study to understand the effects of repeated blows to the head.