To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
A federal judge granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages.
The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.
A federal judge in Philadelphia has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions.
The court fight over NFL concussions should heat up soon when a judge in Philadelphia weighs the fairness of the proposed $765 million settlement.
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.