Tag Archives | TBI in the NFL
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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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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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Former Colts Player Shares What It Is Like To Get A TBI In The NFL

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Before 2010, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie was set to become a leading player for the NFL team, but a series terrible concussions between 2010 and 2012 instead made Collie the face of the NFL’s “concussion crisis.” The brain injuries ended Collie’s career in football, but today he works as a care coordinator and […]

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Scans Find Signs of Long-Term Brain Damage in 40% of Ex-NFL Players

Scans Find Signs of Long-Term Brain Damage in 40% of Ex-NFL Players

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It may not be a secret that the NFL is in the midst of a concussion crisis, but we are only starting to understand how bad the problem really is. A recent study found that 40% of retired NFL players show long-term signs of traumatic brain injury, a substantially higher rate than what is seen […]

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John Mara says concussions are the top priority for the league.

NFL Owners Make Concussions A Top Priority

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In the past, the NFL may have hidden from the issue of traumatic brain injuries in professional football. That isn’t the case any longer, according to one NFL team owner. Speaking before the league’s owners meetings this week, New York Giants owner John Mara told reporters that concussions and CTE would be a major concern […]

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The Impact of Brain Injuries In The NFL [Infographic]

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It is no secret that football has a concussion problem. Between lawsuits, high-profile retirements, and controversial deaths, the impact of head injuries in both professional and amateur football has been massive in the past few years alone. But how severe is the problem of brain injuries in football? An infographic recently shared by Rosenfeld Injury […]

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87 of 91 Former NFL Players Test Positive For CTE

87 of 91 Former NFL Players Test Positive For CTE

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Out of 91 deceased former NFL players, 87 have been found to have a neurodegenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic brain injury (CTE), according to new data from the nation’s largest brain bank devoted to the study of traumatic brain injury. CTE has been at the heart of the controversy surrounding how the National […]

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President Obama’s Words Shed Light Into Football’s Concussion Crisis

President Obama’s Words Shed Light Into Football’s Concussion Crisis

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Last year, President Obama made headlines by voicing concern about the concussion rates in the NFL and noting he might not let his son play football if he was the father of one. The statement echoed the sentiments of many throughout the United States, as parents find themselves considering their child’s safety in the decision […]

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NFL and Former Players Reach a Settlement Over Brain Injury Lawsuit

NFL and Former Players Reach a Settlement Over Brain Injury Lawsuit

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From the beginning of the NFL’s concussion litigation woes, there were many who proclaimed the lawsuits brought by 4,500 former players over brain injuries would never see a courtroom. It appears they were right, as the NFL and the former players have reached a settlement which will see the NFL and its properties contribute $765 […]

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