Tag Archives | sports-related concussions
GaryPlummer

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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Blake Griffin inadvertently reveals the NBA takes concussions more seriously than the NFL

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Last weekend, the NBA saw a dramatic brain injury in a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. As Blake Griffin was driving towards the goal during the first quarter, he was elbowed in the forehead. The hit immediately made Griffin fall to the floor and grab his head before his […]

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DaleScott

MLB umpire retires after fourth concussion in five years

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Umpires might not be thought to be in the most danger of injury on the baseball field, but Dale Scott knows injuries are part of the job. Throughout his career as a major league umpire, Scott has been featured in three World Series, three All-Star Games, and 91 playoff contests. However, he has endured several […]

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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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HSFootballPlayer

Elite high school football players shrug off concussion concerns

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There is no denying that high school football players these days know much more about brain injuries than their predecessors. Between the new concussion-related rules they have to follow, required pre-season education classes, and the constant discussions in the media, teen athletes are given a wealth of information regarding how to identify concussions and their […]

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International study suggests concussions increase pro athletes’ chances for mental health issues

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A recent study conducted by concussion experts around the world suggests that former professional athletes who have experienced just four or five concussions during their career were 1.5 times more likely to experience mental health issues. The athletes were significantly more likely to report problems with sleep disturbances, anxiety, and depression later in life. For […]

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One in five teens say they’ve had a concussion before graduating high school

One in five teens say they’ve had a concussion before graduating high school

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Approximately one in five American teenagers say they’ve had at least one concussion in their life, and all indications suggest that contact sports like football are often the cause. Those are the findings of an expansive study conducted from the University of Michigan aimed at assessing how common brain injuries are among teens and how […]

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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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MotherandSon

Survey says parents still don’t understand concussions very well

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There’s been a massive push to spread awareness of the risks of concussions, especially in youth sports.  Still, it appears this information isn’t making it to many parents and guardians of young athletes. A study published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Research shows a large number of these parents still have a limited understanding […]

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Para Athlete

Para athletes get overlooked in the effort to protect athletes from concussions

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  Para athletes compete in a number of sports that come with an increased risk of head or neck injuries, especially concussions. However, a new report suggests these athletes may not be given the same amount of care or precautions as other athletes. “The profile of the issue of concussion in sport has received much […]

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