Football can be a hurt business, but there was so much hurting going on in Week 6 of the NFL season that alarms went off at league headquarters.
Football’s violent nature is part of its wide appeal. But as more is learned about the long-term damage of head trauma, broadcasters have to walk a fine line between savoring good, tough play and glorifying hits that can cause serious harm.
Jim Brown isn’t surprised by the rise in diagnosed concussions among NFL players and says the league and the union need to do more to protect those players.
The co-chairman of the NFL’s Brain, Head and Neck Medical Committee doesn’t see four concussions sustained by players in the first weekend of the regular season as a trend.
Head injuries were an important issue for the NFL in the offseason, and several key players went down with concussions on the first full day of play.
With high schools in session across the tri-state region, Friday nights in the fall bring high-speed collisions on the gridiron – and concerns about concussions.
As kids head back to school, a new law is on the books to better protect them if they suffer head injuries on the athletic field.
CBS 2’s Mark Morgan visited a New Jersey high school on Wednesday to learn about a football program aimed at keeping athletes safe on the field.