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.
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.