Concussions

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

DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles is helped off the field after being laid out by Dunta Robinson #23 of the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both players were injured on the play and had to be helped off the field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

About Time: NFL Gets Tough With Head Hunters

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.

WFAN–10/19/2010

(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Focus On Concussions Forces NFL Broadcasters To Adapt

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.

WFAN–10/13/2010

(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Brown: NFL Not Doing Enough For Concussions

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.

WFAN–09/17/2010

(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

NFL: Giants’ Boss, Other Concussions Not A Trend

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.

WFAN–09/14/2010

(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Concussion Takes Toll On Giants’ Boss, Others

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.

WFAN–09/13/2010

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