A major medical group is updating its guidelines for handling amateur or professional athletes suspected of having a concussion.
The NFL is changing its rules to prevent ball-carriers from initiating contact with the crown of the helmet.
“We’ve encouraged them all to get that, with the emphasis that in 2014 that almost likely will be mandated for all of them,” O’Donnell said Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
Chris Kaman’s frustration over being sidelined since Jan. 28 with a concussion caused him to criticize the NBA’s “concussion protocol crap’’ on Tuesday as he continues to undergo tests that might allow him to return to the team’s rotation no sooner than this weekend.
“Safety,” he said at his annual Super Bowl news conference, “is all of our responsibilities.”
Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman did not play against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night because of a concussion.
Recent talk about the dangers on the football field have many parents questioning whether their kids should play, including the President of the United States.
Goodell discussed some of the rules that have been created to limit concussions. He says they are working, and there will be more changes as necessary.
Michael Vick suffered a “pretty significant” concussion in the Eagles loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
In a brief filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, the players dispute the league’s framing of the cases as a labor issue governed by collective bargaining agreements.
He says he was “really mentally a mess” until he went to see a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh and spent about 12 hours talking and doing testing.
Earnhardt did not seek treatment for the first concussion, suffered in an Aug. 29 crash at a tire test at Kansas