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Concussion worries aren’t changing fans minds on the NFL according to new survey

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America officially agrees that brain injuries are a big problem for football, but don’t expect to see any big changes anytime soon. A recent survey shows that while the majority of fans say they’re concerned about brain injuries in the NFL, but few are tuning out. Of the 1,000 Americans questioned in the survey by […]

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NFL players react to CTE findings with some concern and a lot of apathy

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While the world of football is still reeling from a new report finding evidence of CTE in the brains of all but one of 111 deceased former NFL players, the league is gearing up for its latest season. Teams across the country are starting their pre-season training camps, but some of the athletes are having […]

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Chicago Bears linebacker says it took months to recover from latest concussion

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In just his first year in the NFL, 24-year-old Leonard Floyd sustained two separate concussions. Sadly, this may seem commonplace for an athlete competing at the highest level in one of the most brutal sports in America, but his recovery was far from common. “It took me two months to really feel like I was […]

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NFL Tight End Jordan Cameron Retires Over Concussion Concerns

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Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron seemed determined to return to the NFL next year, but after four concussions he has decided it is time to call it quits. “I started thinking about concussions too much,” Cameron, 28, told ESPN. “You can’t play football like that.” The athlete has spent six seasons playing professionally in […]

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NFL Says Concussions Were Down In 2016, But Were They Really?

NFL Says Concussions Were Down In 2016, But Were They Really?

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Several recent reports have shown that the number of diagnosed concussions in high school and college sports have been quickly rising. But, this news is often seen positively. It is seen as a reflection of better awareness and identification of brain injuries when they happen, while many concussions have been completely ignored in the past. […]

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NFL Finally Establishes Consequences For Teams That Violate Concussion Protocol

NFL Finally Establishes Consequences For Teams That Violate Concussion Protocol

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The NFL and NFL Players Association are working together to enact new policies that will make brain injury management be taken more seriously in the league. This week, the groups jointly announced that they have agreed to a new set of enforcement procedures which enact significant penalties for teams or players that violate the league’s […]

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Eugene Monroe Retires From NFL at 29 With Brain Injury Fears

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Until June of this year, 29-year old Eugene Monroe was a well-respected offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. Now, after a tumultuous couple months, Monroe is joining the growing number of NFL players to retire from the sport because of fears about long-term brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The starting offensive tackle was […]

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NFL Hall of Famer Says Talking About Brain Injury “Doesn’t Make Me Less Of A Man”

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Hall of Fame running back from the Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas has largely stayed quiet since his retirement from the NFL. However, the well-known former football player recently broke his silence to go on record about the impact of brain injuries in football and NFL. Speaking at a concussion summit in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Thomas […]

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