A new study shows that the youngest football players are less likely to suffer concussions. Researchers also found that the behavior of coaches has a direct correlation on the number of injuries.
The NFL says the number of concussions in practices and games in the preseason and regular season dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013.
A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price’s husband made a 911 call from a bike trail more than a year ago. Her dented bike and cracked helmet were evidence of how hard she fell, but it was what couldn’t be seen that is still bothering the mayor to this day.
A new report says too little is known about concussion risks for young athletes, and it’s not clear whether better headgear is an answer.
Concussions are a huge concern for football players, especially younger players.
NASCAR only recommended the testing this season, but indicated to drivers that a preseason baseline screening could become mandatory as early as 2014.
The K&C Masterpiece had guest Daniel J. Flynn, author of “The War on Football”, on to present a contrasting position to PBS’ recent documentary.
A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL says the league stepped up to the plate, and the game will be better because of the litigation.
Troy Aikman still wants to know what league officials knew about the injuries and when they knew it. And John Lynch said he has been told more lawsuits will be brought.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league’s $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport’s revenues.
The pressure to play hard is the norm for so many young athletes. Yet sometimes, the intensity of the game can push students too far, leading to a serious injury like a concussion.