Concussions

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

Gary Bettman

NHL Adopting New Rules For Players With Concussion Symptoms

The NHL is adopting a more rigorous protocol for examining players with possible concussions.

WFAN–03/14/2011

Gary Bettman

NHL GM’s To Discuss The Rise In Concussions

The debate will rage on next week when the 30 GMs convene in Florida to discuss what’s become a steadily growing problem, not just in hockey but throughout sports.

WFAN–03/12/2011

(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Paige One: Stick To 16

Nobody wants a NFL work stoppage, but I hope a few things fall in the player’s laps. Hopefully, their health benefits will increase.

WFAN–02/11/2011

(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/NHLI)

NHL Concussions On The Rise

The NHL board of governors received a detailed preliminary report Saturday during All-Star weekend that shows the number of concussions is trending up.

WFAN–01/30/2011

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie, center, is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles safeties Quintin Mikell, left, and Kurt Coleman in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 in Philadelphia. Collie was injured on the play. (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy)

Collie’s Concussion Again Raises NFL Helmet Hit Issue

Seeing Austin Collie motionless on the turf made some people wonder if it will take a suspension or two before the NFL’s crackdown on illegal tackles hits home.

WFAN–11/08/2010

Ray Lucas is seen as quarterback for the New York Jets at Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ - Dec 14, 1997 - Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Former Jets Quarterback Speaks Out About Hard Hits

Imagine getting into your car and then getting slammed by a truck – everyday.

10/29/2010

An athlete is seen on the ground after suffering a mild concussion - File / Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

New Jersey Lawmakers Take Aim At Concussions

Garden State lawmakers are taking a page out of the NFL’s book in trying to limit sports related head injuries.

10/26/2010

Lance Berkman #17 of the New York Yankees is tended to after he fell chasing after a foul ball in the top of the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

AP Source: Baseball Considering DL For Concussions

A person familiar with the proposal tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is considering a 7-day disabled list for players with concussions.

WFAN–10/21/2010

Atlanta Falcons corner back Dunta Robinson, right, and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, left, are helped after a hit during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Suspensions Not Enough Medicine For NFL Headaches

The NFL brass is downright delusional if they think the laws already on the books are tough enough to make the problem go away.

WFAN–10/20/2010

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