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Concussion concerns and decreasing youth participation spell trouble for football

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You don’t have to look far to find people proclaiming the end of football right now. Vocal critics like Malcolm Gladwell and respected medical experts such as Bennett Omalu are quick to say they believe the NFL should be disbanded in light of the risks for repeated head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. But, you’d […]

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Stanford football team uses VR to catch concussions as they happen

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Concussions remain one of the most pressing issues for the world of football, with no easy answers in sight. To help protect their players, many leagues and teams of all levels have been turning to advanced technology like high-tech helmets, collision monitoring systems, and computerized concussion assessment tools designed to identify concussions when they happen. […]

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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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High School Football Players Remain Unfazed By Concussion Dangers

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Whether or not you agree with the changes, there is no denying that football isn’t the same as it used to be – all thanks to concussions. For one, players face numerous new rules dictating not just when they are removed from play, but how and when they can tackle another player. Even further, athletes […]

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NFL’s Concussion Protocol Sidelines Michael Oher for Six Months (So Far)

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There are plenty of reasons to be critical of the NFL’s concussion policies. From the number of high-profile players who manage avoid the concussion protocol when they are obviously injured to the lack of consequences for those who blatantly violate the rules. But, for those who do end up placed in the protocol, it appears […]

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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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What Parents Need To Know About Concussions

What Parents Need To Know About Concussions

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As the fall sports season kicks into high gear, you can expect to see some stunning throws, unbelievable catches, and devastating hits in high school and college football stadiums across the country. Unfortunately, those brutal clashes mean you can also expect to see concussions. Concussion education efforts have helped raise awareness of concussions in sports, […]

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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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Charles Barkley’s Thoughts On Concussions Highlight Dangerous Misunderstandings

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It is no secret that football has a concussion problem. The high-impact sport is known for its huge hits and explosive plays that often leave players sprawled out on the field. The repeated concussions experienced in football have also been highly linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease. But, football isn’t the only […]

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