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Former NFL Player says he’s had 2,500 concussions

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When professional athletes are asked how many concussions they’ve had, they tend to lowball. Often, you’ll hear “four or five” or the athlete will shrug off the question with “I don’t know”. Almost never do you get told a number more than 10 – in even the most extreme cases. When former professional football player […]

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Rob Gronkowski’s concussion raises questions about Super Bowl

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The Super Bowl is still more than two weeks away, yet the NFL is already dealing with a concussion drama that could have significant effects on the big game. Rob Gronkowski, one of the New England Patriots’ star players is in the league’s concussion protocol after suffering a head injury during the AFC championship game […]

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Brett Favre explores concussions in football with a new documentary

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Throughout his nearly 20 years in the NFL, Brett Favre suffered a number of injuries. However, few of those injuries have had anywhere near the lasting impact of Favre’s concussions. He can’t even guess exactly how many brain injuries he had before his career-ending concussion in 2010. Now, Favre is exploring his own history with […]

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NFL announces sudden changes to the league’s concussion protocol

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In light of growing criticism of the league’s handling of concussions on the field this year, the NFL has made some last-minute changes to its concussion protocol – including placing a central unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant (UNC) in the league’s “command center” for all games. The new rules and changes were quietly approved December 11th by […]

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Houston quarterback’s on-field “seizure” shows the NFL’s concussion protocol is worthless

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Any time the NFL comes under fire for its handling of concussions, the league is sure to mention its “concussion protocol” as one of the leading ways it is protecting players. In theory, the protocol is designed to identify players with potential brain injuries and remove them from the game as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, […]

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Former NFL player says his team tried to silence him on CTE

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The NFL has been accused countless times of hiding downplaying or outright hiding the risk of brain injuries from its players, but one athlete says some in the league are also trying to keep word from getting out to the public. In a recent hearing with the Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy […]

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Preseason brain injuries show the NFL still hasn’t learned

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The 2017 NFL season hasn’t even officially kicked off, but players are already suffering concussions in preseason training and games. The early brain injuries may foreshadow a tough season for the NFL and it’s handling of brain injuries. The league has been under intense scrutiny of its handling of concussions since the release of a […]

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David Bruton Jr. retires from the NFL because of concussion concerns

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While the biggest TBI related news of the day is undeniably the report finding CTE in the brains of 110 of 111 former football players, there is other news coming from within the NFL that suggests living football players may be changing how they think about brain injuries. After eight years in the NFL, safety […]

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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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Tom Brady isn’t the only NFL player hiding their concussions

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According to the official record, Tom Brady has never had a concussion in his 17 years playing in the NFL. So, it obviously raised some eyebrows this month when his wife Gisele Bundchen told Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning that Brady has actually experienced several concussions – including one last season. The disclosure was […]

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