A third lawsuit has been filed in Philadelphia by retired NFL players over brain injuries allegedly caused by on-field concussions
The league said in March that it was considering a concussion policy after a spate of players missing games with concussion-like symptoms, including All-Star Chris Paul.
Football is a big deal in Texas. But should parents of high school and college students be concerned about the threat of concussions?
Texas junior safety Nolan Brewster is quitting football because of concussions and post-traumatic migraine headaches.
Weighing in at 54 pounds, Adam Henderson, Jr. is the newest player for the West Side Mighty Cowboys. “I get to run the ball.” This 7-year-old may be small, but his father’s ready to put him on the field.
Nationwide, studies indicate more than 60,000 concussions occur every year in high school students, most of them on the football field.
Public school districts wouldn’t be allowed to use older football helmets under legislation passed by the Texas Legislature. The Texas Senate gave final approval Monday to a bill that bans schools from using helmets 16 years old or older.
Studies show athletic-related concussions are on the rise at an alarming rate. CBS 11 News investigates why some sports medicine experts say North Texas schools aren’t doing enough to keep children safe.
A committee of experts has formulated a policy that will govern the manner in which concussions are initially diagnosed and the determination of when a player, or umpire, may return to the field.