Concussions

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NFL Announces Major Research Project On Preventing Concussions

The NFL and other organizations are heading up research program they hope will help improve safety and prevent concussions.

03/11/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Goodell Calls For ‘Culture Of Safety,’ Denies Saying He Fears NFL Player Dying On Field

Player safety in the NFL has been a frequent topic of conversation recently and Goodell discussed it again Wednesday during a lecture and question-and-answer session at the department of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina.

03/07/2013

Roger Goodell (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Report: Goodell ‘Terrified’ That ‘NFL Player Is Going To Die On The Field’

“He’s terrified of it,” a Hall of Fame player told ESPN The Magazine. “It wouldn’t just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business.”

03/05/2013

Tiki Barber (file / credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough Football

With more attention being paid these days to the cumulative effects of concussions, WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchor Steve Scott spoke with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who talked about his concerns for his own future health.

01/10/2013

Nick Nicholaides

New Jersey Trainer On A Mission To Educate Teen Athletes About Concussions

Brain injuries in sports have been under increased scrutiny – even among athletes in high school – and a local trainer has launched a mission to educate students on the dangers of concussions.

CBS New York–10/14/2012

NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NFL Hall Of Famer Harry Carson Says He Never Would’ve Played Football Had He Known Effects Of Concussions

After more than 20 years of retirement, the legendary Giants linebacker suffers the residual effects of concussions to this day. But you can’t tell by looking at him.

10/08/2012

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Clifton Jr. Football To Require Pre-Season Concussion Checks

Coach Joe Gaccione has been at it for over 20 years and says he’d much rather have old players come back saying they put their brains to good use in life rather than see one who’s brain is shot.

09/28/2012

Harry Carson (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Palladino: Stunning Numbers In Concussion Suit Vs. NFL

A story that should have been just as big as the Yankees sweeping the first three Subway Series games or Union Rags’ race for the ages after I’ll Have Another dropped out of a Triple Crown bid was all but overlooked last week.

06/11/2012

Harry Carson (credit: CBS2)

Eye On New York: Concussion Concerns

New York Giants football legend and Hall of Famer Harry Carson has a warning to parents of athletes. Don’t ignore head injuries because concussions can have long-term consequences.

05/27/2012

Sidney Crosby

Gallof: Hockey’s Degeneration X — Concussions Are Killing The Sport

When Gary Bettman took over the NHL in 1993 after working under David Stern in the NBA, he painted a picture of a faster, newer style of game that would appeal to the U.S. market. What he didn’t count on was the problems it would cause for his players.

WFAN–01/06/2012

Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

Hospitals Expecting Rise In Student Concussions

Consider the desire to win and those adolescent feelings of invincibility and you get a sense of the difficulty hospitals are facing.

09/16/2011

Roller Derby - Asbury Park, NJ (file / credit: Tim Scheld / WCBS 880)

Roller Derby Heats Up The Jersey Shore

They have eight wheels and two legs. They go by names like Betty Clock’r and Toastface Killah. This isn’t your parents’ roller derby.

09/15/2011

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MLB Announces 7-Day DL For Concussions

A seven-day disabled list for concussions wouldn’t have done Jason Bay much good when the Mets outfielder missed the final two months of 2010 with the injury. Still, the move was another positive sign the sport is doing more and more to address head injuries.

WFAN–03/30/2011

A Purple Heart is seen on the uniform of Army Spc. William Haywood of the Delta Company of 1st Brigade of 10th Mountain Division at Walter Reed Army Medical Center - Washington, DC - Jul 25, 2008 - Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Praises New Purple Heart Criteria

Under the new rules of the Army, soldiers suffering traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, during roadside bombings are now eligible to be awarded the Purple Heart.

03/22/2011

The NFL is looking to crack down on illegal hits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NFL: Proposed Changes To Kickoffs, Replay, Illegal Hit Suspensions

Ray Anderson, the NFL’s chief disciplinarian, said Wednesday that repeat offenders or players committing flagrant illegal hits will have a much greater chance of being suspended during the 2011 season.

WFAN–03/16/2011

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