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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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December 7, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
For decades, researchers have been seeking a blood test that could diagnose a concussion and tell whether it is severe enough to cause lasting brain damage. In a big step toward that holy grail, University of Pennsylvania scientists have found that a blood protein called SNTF surged and stayed elevated in professional hockey players with persistent concussion symptoms, but not in players who recovered within a few days. "These results show that SNTF has promise as a blood biomarker for sports-related concussion," said Robert Siman, a research professor of neurosurgery at Penn and lead author of the study in last month's Journal of Neurotrauma.
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November 21, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the NFL and the ex-players who support its nearly $1 billion settlement on the defense Wednesday and those seeking its rejection on the attack, the ongoing legal skirmish over the league's concussion agreement headed into overtime. The long day of testimony in Courtroom 7-B of Philadelphia's federal courthouse was aimed at determining the fairness of the settlement. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody, who granted conditional approval this summer after the NFL agreed to lift its cap on damages, has yet to decide on the agreement's fate.
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November 21, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Eric Lindros still plays hockey from time to time. That's a nice thing to think of: Eric Lindros, playing hockey again. He doesn't have to be the marauding, seething supertrain he was during his early and prime years with the Flyers, before the concussions began. He just has to be out there on a rink somewhere, maybe on a frozen pond near his Toronto home, his body thicker, his hair thinner, just skating with a hockey stick in his hands. It's a satisfying image, and Thursday was a night for such thoughts.
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November 20, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Critics of the NFL's $765 million settlement proposal to compensate former players for concussion-related health problems will finally have their day in court Wednesday, as the designers of the landmark deal push for final approval from a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody, who has overseen the massive case involving more than 5,000 individual lawsuits and 20,000 potentially eligible league retirees, is set to preside over a fairness hearing in what could be one of the final steps to resolving a legal fight that began three years ago with allegations that the league hid or ignored the long-term dangers of head-hits for decades.
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November 14, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
This article has been updated from the original version. The Episcopal-St. Augustine game will be played at the South Philadelphia Supersite, not the originally scheduled venue, Citizens Bank Park. EPISCOPAL ACADEMY senior Curtis Zappala doesn't exactly remember the concussion that caused him to miss nearly 3 months during his freshman lacrosse season. The 6-foot, 175-pound attacker can tell you the beginning and the end, but the middle, at least without video assistance, is more elusive.
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November 10, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
IT'S A NEW YEAR, but the fireworks at Bartram High School continue. A substitute teacher suffered a concussion Thursday after being thrown to the floor by a student. It was the third assault on a teacher at the Southwest Philadelphia school in the past month, district officials said yesterday. The teacher, whose name was not released, hit his head on the hallway floor following the assault but remained conscious, district spokesman Fernando Gallard said. The teacher was told to stay on the floor until medical help arrived and was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for a concussion.
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October 29, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IF THE NFL needs more research on concussions it should talk with former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, who was diagnosed with four during his 6-year career. In a first-person account for Monday Morning Quarterback, Kolb - who retired last year after four seasons with the Birds and two with the Cardinals - wrote that he suffers daily from his brain injuries. "The ringing is like someone shooting a shotgun right next to my ear, every second of every day," he wrote. "It doesn't go away.
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October 3, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
When an NFL or big-time college quarterback leaves a game with a concussion - or doesn't leave it, like Michigan's quarterback last weekend - everyone is watching. Everyone follows his progress. What about the girl who was hit by a soccer ball five years ago and had to stop playing her sport? What's the rest of that story? "I struggled and lost a lot," said Julia Mills, a senior at Central Bucks High School East. Her tale starts when she was in seventh grade, on Oct. 3, 2009.
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September 12, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
An attempt by seven former NFL players to block the league's proposed settlement over concussion-related health problems met with tough questions Wednesday from a federal appeals court panel. Lawyers for the group - which includes former Eagles wide receiver Sean Morey and safety Sean Considine - challenged the fairness of the agreement, alleging that many former players had had their rights "bargained away. " But the three-justice panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit appeared focused on a more basic question: Did it have the right to intervene in the ongoing settlement proceedings or would doing so leapfrog a process already established by the federal judge handling the case for airing complaints?
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August 27, 2014
BENN CLEARED TO PRACTICE Receiver Arrelious Benn returned to practice Monday after suffering a concussion in Thursday's preseason game. D6
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