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.
Consider the desire to win and those adolescent feelings of invincibility and you get a sense of the difficulty hospitals are facing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NHL is adopting a more rigorous protocol for examining players with possible 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.
Nobody wants a NFL work stoppage, but I hope a few things fall in the player’s laps. Hopefully, their health benefits will increase.
The NHL board of governors received a detailed preliminary report Saturday during All-Star weekend that shows the number of concussions is trending up.
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.
Imagine getting into your car and then getting slammed by a truck – everyday.
Garden State lawmakers are taking a page out of the NFL’s book in trying to limit sports related head injuries.
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.
The NFL brass is downright delusional if they think the laws already on the books are tough enough to make the problem go away.