NHL Enhances Concussion Protocol By Hiring SpottersIn an enhancement of its concussion protocol, the NHL is adding a staff of spotters to help better identify players who may have sustained a concussion and have them removed from games for evaluation.
NFL Pledging $100 Million More To Address Head InjuriesThe NFL says it will spend an additional $100 million to develop new technology and support more medical research into the growing problem of head injuries.
Study Shows Playing With Sports Concussion Doubles Recovery TimeContinuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found.
Fists Not Football: Brain Injuries Seen In Domestic AssaultsBrain trauma in domestic violence survivors has been overshadowed by concerns about injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan war vets, and by effects of repeated head blows in football players.
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant Suffers Concussion, Will Not Play Vs SeattleDallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has reportedly suffered a concussion at training camp practice and will not take part in the preseason game vs Seattle on Thursday.
NFL Teams Now Subject To Penalties For Violating Concussion ProtocolThe NFL and NFL Players Association combined this week to announce more powerful enforcement of the NFL Game Day Concussion Protocol.
Retired NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon May Race For Dale Jr. Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon could come out of retirement next weekend and drive the No. 88 Chevrolet if Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not cleared to race.
Concussion Group Says Ex-NFL Player Bubba Smith Had CTEThe Concussion Legacy Foundation says former NFL defensive end and movie actor Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death.
Court Upholds $1 Billion NFL Concussion SettlementA federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, potentially ending a troubled chapter in league history.
Browns Deny Lying About Johnny Manziel's ConcussionThe Browns say Johnny Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist
Will Smith Joins Wife In Oscars BoycottWill Smith said that he will not attend the Academy Awards next month, joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others in protest against two straight years of all white acting nominees.
Researchers Say "Concussion" Subject Exaggerated RoleIn the trailer for the movie "Concussion," star Will Smith says, "I found a disease that no one has ever seen." But his real-life character neither discovered the disease nor named it, according to scientific journals and brain researchers.