Concussions

Chris Borland  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images), Peyton Hillis

Palladino: Hillis, Borland Show NFL Concussions No Laughing Matter

The Giants did Peyton Hillis a big favor when they cut him. They gave him a chance to preserve his brain by taking away the one incentive — dollars — that keeps players coming back.

03/23/2015

Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice (Credit: Steve Overmyer/CBS2)

Giants Punter Steve Weatherford To Donate Brain For Scientific Research

Giants punter Steve Weatherford, along with former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice, will donate his brain for scientific research after he passes away.

03/03/2015

Concussions

AP: NFL Claims Concussions Down 25 Percent

When preseason games, plus preseason and regular-season practices, are included, the 202 concussions this season declined 12 percent from 2013, and 23 percent from 2012.

01/29/2015

Youth football (Peter Schwartz/WFAN)

NYC Considers Bill Requiring Doctors At All Youth Football Games, Practices To Protect Athletes From Concussions

What City Councilman Stephen Levin of Brooklyn is proposing is requiring a doctor at every youth football game, and a doctor or athletic trainer at any practice involving tackling.

01/23/2015

SpeedFlex helmet (Credit: Cohn & Wolfe)

Schwartz: SpeedFlex Football Helmet Enjoys Highly-Successful Launch

The SpeedFlex helmet from Riddell burst onto the scene in 2014. Its safety features and unique design were a big hit among the initial players that made the switch.

12/22/2014

Youth football (Peter Schwartz/WFAN)

Schwartz: A Q&A With Concussion Expert John Gallucci

Concussions continue to be a huge topic of conversation in sports, particularly as it pertains to football.

10/10/2014

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris (7) is helped off the field by two teammates on Sept. 27, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Congressman Wants Big Ten Probe After Concussed Michigan QB Left In Game

Rep. Bill Pascrell, co-founder of the congressional Brain Injury Task Force said he also wants the league’s commissioner to establish penalties for violating concussion protocols.

10/01/2014

Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is hit by Dan Skuta #51 of the San Francisco 49ers and Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second half at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer’s, Dementia

The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.

09/12/2014

Little Boys playing soccer

Parents Growing More Concerned Over Potential For Concussions In Young Soccer Players

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday and seeks class action status on behalf of current and former soccer players who competed for teams governed by FIFA and several U.S.-based soccer organizations.

08/27/2014

NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NCAA Settles Head-Injury Lawsuit, Creates $70M Fund For Testing

College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows.

07/29/2014

Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

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.

07/11/2014

Roger Goodell (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL Agrees To Remove Cap On Damages In Revised Concussion Settlement

The settlement, negotiated over several months, is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retired players who develop Lou Gehrig’s disease, dementia or other neurological problems.

06/25/2014

Dan Marino (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Report: Dolphins Great Dan Marino Sues NFL Over Concussions

Among the high-profile names that have sued the NFL in recent months, the one reported on Monday night really stands out.

06/02/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with former NFL linebacker and three-time Pro Bowler LaVar Arrington and former professional soccer player Taylor Twellman after delivering remarks during a Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit in the East Room of the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Calls For More Robust Research Into Youth Concussions

“We want our kids participating in sports,” Obama said. “As parents, though, we want to keep them safe and that means we have to have better information.”

05/29/2014

Joe Namath (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets Legend Joe Namath Wouldn’t Want His Kids To Play Football

Namath understands why more parents these days are reluctant to let their children play football. “I can’t blame them. I can’t blame them,” he told The Associated Press on Saturday.

02/02/2014

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