Concussions

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Fla. Bill Protects Student Athletes From Concussions

Long gone are the days of “shaking it off” and playing through a sports injury. As more and more concussions are being diagnosed in high school sports, many more athletes are sitting on the sidelines. This is in large part due to both a new law and more coaches and trainers being trained on the condition.

10/09/2014

Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

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.

07/11/2014

MIAMI - 9/19/99 Dan Marino #13 of the Miami Dolphins questions a call during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Cardinals 19-16. (Source: Andy Lyons/Allsport)

Dan Marino Files Lawsuit Against NFL Over Concussions

Former Miami Dolphins player and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino has filed a lawsuit against the NFL claiming players were misled and that information about football-related brain injuries was not revealed.

06/02/2014

(Source: AP) A cross-section of a brain

Study May Unlock CTE In Former Football Players

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.

CBS Miami–01/22/2013

(Source: AP) A cross-section of a brain

Report: Kosar Trying New Treatment For Concussion Relief

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.

CBS Miami–01/11/2013

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 9:  Junior Seau #55 of the Miami Dolphins lines up during the game with the Buffalo Bills on October 9, 2005 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The bills won 20-14 (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Seau Had Degenerative Brain Disease

Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.

CBS Miami–01/10/2013

Governor Rick Scott

Scott Signs Bill That Aims To Prevent Head Injuries In Student Athletes

Student athletes get an education in the classroom, but they haven’t had a proper one on injury prevention. That changed Friday morning, when Governor Rick Scott signed into law House Bill 291.

CBS4–10/12/2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 9:  Junior Seau #55 of the Miami Dolphins lines up during the game with the Buffalo Bills on October 9, 2005 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The bills won 20-14 (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Junior Seau’s Death Ruled A Suicide

The San Diego County coroner had ruled the death of Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau a suicide.

CBS4–05/03/2012

(Source: AP)

MLS Discuss Concussions At Symposium In Ft. Lauderdale

Major League Soccer is looking to take the lead with the best protocol for handling concussions, and the league did just that In Fort Lauderdale.

CBS4–01/07/2012

Courtroom Generic Gavel

NFL Players File Suit Against League Over Concussion Damage

Nearly two dozen former NFL players are suing the league over severe and permanent brain damage they say is linked to concussions suffered on the job.

CBS4–12/23/2011

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