The most popular sports organization in the world, the NFL, and the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports, ESPN, are in a war of words over a lengthy investigative report the sports network was working with PBS’ Frontline on the issue of concussions in football.
For the first time, researchers may be able to detect the devastating brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in living people. The discovery, reported in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, could hold huge ramifications for football players.
Bernie Kosar withstood his fair share of hard hits during his career with the Miami Hurricanes and Cleveland Browns. Kosar, like all football players, suffered concussions during his career, but he’s trying to avoid the downfall players like Junior Seau have had through a new treatment.
With local sports having the night off, I thought I’d address two topics that are making news across the sports world Thursday morning, concussions and football; and separately, the steroids-era in sports. Plus, we’ll update the Heat’s situation as they continue their road trip.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber suffered a concussion Thursday night in Paris after running into a glass wall during a concert.
What is happening to our soldiers? More U.S. soldiers have killed themselves, than have died on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury are the suspected culprits.
The San Diego County coroner had ruled the death of Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau a suicide.
Sports-related concussions are on the rise nationwide, and some startling new numbers may have you re-thinking the decision to tell your injured child to “shake it off” and keep playing.