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August 18, 2008 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
A sophomore linebacker for the Villanova football team was treated at Pennsylvania Hospital and released after suffering a concussion during practice yesterday, a spokesman for the university's athletic department said. Anthony Johnson of Atlanta was flown by helicopter to the hospital as a precaution after complaining of a headache and nausea in the locker room following practice, the Villanova spokesman said. Johnson was released after being evaluated.
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January 10, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
AFTER MATT READ missed four consecutive games, with little injury information and no skating, it was clear he was suffering from more than a standard "upper-body" injury. Turns out, where there is smoke, there is fire. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced last night that Read has been suffering from "concussion-like symptoms. " Read attempted to practice during Saturday's morning skate in Phoenix but never felt quite right. Holmgren said the Flyers did not announce it as a concussion because their medical staff did not initially believe it to be one. "Initially, he passed all of the tests that are required by the protocol," Holmgren said.
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July 26, 2013 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Chicago's Elena Delle Donne suffered a concussion yesterday and is questionable for the All-Star game this weekend. Delle Donne fell to the court while going for a loose ball against Washington and left the game with about a minute left in the third quarter. She didn't return and the Sky lost, 82-78. "She's not nauseous now," said Sky coach Pokey Chatman, who confirmed the injury after the Mystics' team doctor examined Delle Donne. "She's groggy, headache . . . moving gingerly.
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September 29, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Steve Young will miss at least a week and possibly more because of his latest concussion, though tests showed no signs of more serious brain trauma, the agent for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback said yesterday. Young took a frightening hit midway through Monday night's victory at Arizona and left with his fourth concussion since 1996. He underwent an MRI yesterday and then met with Dr. Gary Steinberg, the chief neurologist at Stanford Hospital, who treated Young when he suffered his last concussion two years ago. "The MRI did not show any of the so-called white spots, which are thought to be indicative of progressive brain trauma," said agent Leigh Steinberg, who is not related to the neurologist.
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January 17, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eastern wrestler Anthony Baldosaro suffered a concussion in his bout against Camden Catholic's Taylor Walsh on Friday night, according to Vikings' coach Wayne Murschell Jr. Baldosaro, a two-time state champion, lost the bout by injury default. Walsh, who also won a state title last season, was ahead by a 3-0 score when the 145-pound match was stopped with 55 seconds remaining in the third period. Baldosaro lay on the mat for around 30 minutes. He was fitted with a neck collar and taken by ambulance to Cooper Hospital.
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April 14, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As if losing Eric Lindros for the playoffs wasn't enough, it now appears the Flyers may have lost Mark Recchi as well. Recchi suffered a possible concussion late in the second period of last night's 2-2 tie against Buffalo. "Right now, they think it's a concussion," a grim Flyers coach Roger Neilson said late last night. "He'll be checked out [today]. " This would be the third concussion for the Flyers right wing. More significantly, it would be his second since March 22, when he was injured in Toronto in a collision with Danil Markov along the boards.
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January 29, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Eric Lindros suffered the eighth concussion of his NHL career last night in the New York Rangers' 2-1 loss to the visiting Washington Capitals. Lindros took a hard hit along the boards from defenseman Jason Doig in the second period. On his next shift, Lindros took the faceoff and immediately dropped his gloves and stick and went after Doig. Lindros, who did not return for the third period, was unavailable for comment after the game. "We've spoken to the doctor, [concussion specialist]
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December 16, 2012 | By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip last week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion after fainting, the State Department said Saturday. Clinton, 65, who is expected to leave her job soon, was recovering at home after the incident and is being monitored by doctors, according to a statement by aide Philippe Reines. No further details were immediately available. President Obama telephoned his top diplomat Saturday to wish her well, a White House official said.
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December 13, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
The New York Rangers announced that goalie Mike Richter is out for the season because of a concussion and acquired goalie Mike Dunham to replace him yesterday. Richter was kneed in the head against Edmonton on Nov. 5. "I anticipated getting better from the moment I got hit," said the 36-year-old from Flourtown, Pa. "I didn't even expect to miss a practice. " Dunham was sent by Nashville for forward Rem Murray, defenseman Tomas Kloucek and the rights to defenseman Marek Zidlicky.
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June 5, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
Milwaukee Brewers rightfielder Geoff Jenkins suffered a mild concussion yesterday after colliding with first baseman Prince Fielder as they pursued a foul ball. Jenkins is listed as day-to-day. Both players were going after a foul pop by Brendan Harris in the fourth inning of an 8-4 loss to the Washington Nationals, and the 260-pounder Fielder never saw Jenkins as the rightfielder plowed into him. "I'm a little woozy," Jenkins said. "It's just one of those freak plays.
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March 24, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hannah Thomas, 17, can't pinpoint the day she realized that she would never play soccer again, or when the teenage highs of proms and college acceptances became weighed down by meds, therapy, and running battles with depression, memory loss, and headaches. "I didn't think it was going to be this long, and I sure didn't think it would be this serious," said Thomas, tall and athletic, who got hit in the head with a ball in middle school but finished the season - even though she had daily headaches and nausea.
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March 11, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - If things had worked according to plan, Tommy Joseph probably would be the Phillies' starting catcher, or fighting hard for the job, in this spring training. That was how the organization envisioned his progression when Joseph was acquired as the centerpiece of the 2012 trade for Hunter Pence. It's easy to see why. Joseph, a second-round draft pick of the Giants in 2009, looks like the prototype of a big-league catcher: sturdy and strong with a good arm and plate presence, and enough offense to keep him in the lineup.
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February 24, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon has concussion problems from banging his head into the glass during a recent game and is out of the Phantoms lineup indefinitely, Adirondack coach Terry Murray confirmed after his team's morning skate Saturday in Voorhees. The Phantoms played Bridgeport at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Earlier this season, Bourdon spent two months at the University of Michigan, where he received treatment from concussion specialists and also skated on the college rink.
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February 21, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Tommy Joseph unwrapped the plastic that covered a red Nike chest protector and shin guards. While seated at his locker, he strapped the new equipment to his body, and approved. For Joseph, just being able to wear catcher's gear was gratifying. His future behind the plate was jeopardized last season because of persistent concussion symptoms. It limited him to 36 minor-league games. When asked how many career concussions he has endured, Joseph said, "Three, I think.
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January 27, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The ink has barely dried on the National Football League's $765 million proposal to settle concussion-related claims from former players. But already the nay-saying has begun. In the two weeks since a federal judge in Philadelphia said she needed more information before approving the plan, a top lawyer involved in negotiations with the league has said he would advise a substantial number of his 1,200 clients to reject it. Others suggest the proposal overcompensates the lawyers. And a vocal handful of players say they have grown increasingly skeptical the longer it takes to seal the deal.
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January 16, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
A federal judge is refusing for now to accept a proposed settlement between the NFL and retired football players who sued over concussion-related injuries, saying $765 million might not be enough. In a ruling filed Tuesday in Philadelphia, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody said she feared that the league's payout offer might be inadequate to cover claims by the roughly 20,000 people eligible. She ordered lawyers to provide her with more information on how they arrived at that figure. "I am primarily concerned that not all retired NFL football players who ultimately receive a qualifying diagnosis or their [families]
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January 12, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greg Merril held a lacrosse helmet above his head Friday afternoon at the Convention Center. A crowd had gathered around his booth at the US Lacrosse National Convention, and the founder and CEO of Brain Sentry was explaining what would happen if he let it drop. Affixed to its rear, the helmet had a small impact sensor, made by his company, Brain Sentry. When the helmet registers the kind of shock powerful enough to cause a concussion - such as being dropped from a height - the device emits a strong red LED light visible from 30 yards away in bright sunlight.
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January 10, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers winger Matt Read has concussion symptoms and will be sidelined through the weekend and perhaps longer, general manager Paul Holmgren said before Wednesday's game against Montreal. Read appeared to take an elbow to the head in a 4-1 win in Calgary on Dec. 31. At the time, he passed all baseline tests, Holmgren said. That seemed to rule out a concussion. But Read's eye problems continued, and Holmgren said he probably has a concussion. "Initially, we didn't think that.
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January 10, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
AFTER MATT READ missed four consecutive games, with little injury information and no skating, it was clear he was suffering from more than a standard "upper-body" injury. Turns out, where there is smoke, there is fire. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced last night that Read has been suffering from "concussion-like symptoms. " Read attempted to practice during Saturday's morning skate in Phoenix but never felt quite right. Holmgren said the Flyers did not announce it as a concussion because their medical staff did not initially believe it to be one. "Initially, he passed all of the tests that are required by the protocol," Holmgren said.
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December 20, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE EAGLES' secondary still doesn't match up well against the deepest group of receivers the Eagles will have seen this season, but getting Brandon Boykin back certainly is a step in the right direction. Boykin, the Eagles' second-year nickel cornerback, suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss at Minnesota, returning a kickoff. That might be why the Birds spent much of the year having Damaris Johnson run straight at tacklers, even though Boykin has better vision - the Eagles' playoff chances could have been stretched out on the dingy Metrodome carpet along with Boykin, given the struggles of the two outside guys, Cary Williams and Brandon Fletcher, and the lack of an experienced backup for the slot.
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