Rejecting claims made in a lawsuit concerning concussions, the NCAA said Saturday it has taken steps to protect student athletes from head injuries and that player safety is among the college sports association’s core principles.
The notion that concussions among U.S. military members serving in Afghanistan and Iraq brings about a greater risk for suicide is as strong as ever.
Youth sports programs that use public school property would have to establish procedures for identifying and handling concussions if legislation advancing in the Virginia General Assembly becomes law.
Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Researchers published a study indicating that former NFL players are unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease.
NFC rookies attended a seminar on health and safety Monday hosted by Dr. Mark Schickendantz, head doc for the Cleveland and one of many speakers addressing the first-year players during the league’s rookie symposium.
Sean Salisbury made another brilliant appearance on Lavar and Dukes this week, discussing the abundance of former players suing the NFL and a select few taking advantage of the system, as well as Batman vs. The Avengers, amongst other things.
Lawyers for former NFL players plan to file a single lawsuit Thursday consolidating scores of complaints brought against the league in the past year accusing the NFL of concealing information linking football-related head injuries to permanent neurological problems.
Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker believes the NFL is taking the concussion issue very seriously.
It’s an intriguing question and one that has been asked before — what if the NFL did away with the modern helmets and reverted back to leather cranial coverings? Would that reduce the number of concussions sustained by players?