NFL Concussion Hearing Wednesday To Be Aired Live OnlineA federal judge in Philadelphia will live-stream a hearing Wednesday in the NFL concussion case so retired players can learn what's ahead as the estimated $1 billion settlement rolls out this year.
NFL: Number Of Injuries Down, Including ConcussionsEmphasizing that players are doing more self-reporting of head injuries, the NFL released data Thursday that show overall concussions for the preseason and regular season were down from 275 in 2015 to 244 in 2016.
Study To Track Concussions In Young Athletes UnderwayThe national study launched in North Texas.
Supreme Court Leaves $1B NFL Concussion Settlement In PlaceThe Supreme Court has rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players.
Earnhardt Cleared To Race Again Next SeasonAfter missing the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been medically cleared to return next year. He is set to take part in the season-opening Daytona 500.
Kevin Turner, Lead NFL Concussion Suit Plaintiff, Had CTE Before DeathResearchers say they have found a traumatic brain disease in former Eagles and Patriots fullback Kevin Turner, who was the lead plaintiff in a concussion lawsuit against the NFL.
Baylor QB Russell In Concussion Protocol, Expects To Play Against TCUBaylor quarterback Seth Russell went through concussion protocol Monday, and said he expects to play for the 13th-ranked Bears against TCU this week.
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.

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