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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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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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August 27, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arrelious Benn received clearance to return to practice Monday after suffering a concussion in Thursday's preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. A veteran receiver competing for a roster spot, Benn participated in practice and is expected to play in this Thursday's preseason finale against the New York Jets. A second-round draft pick in 2010 by Tampa Bay, Benn has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. He missed nine games in three seasons with the Buccaneers before he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament last summer, ending his first season with the Eagles before it started.
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August 27, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE NUMBER, if accurate, is staggering. So far, there have been 66 concussions in 49 NFL preseason games. That, according to @NFLconcussions, the Twitter feed that tracks such things. Former NFL player Dave Pear isn't surprised. "It's probably way more than that," he told the Daily News yesterday. "In the preseason, guys want to make teams, so they aren't going to say they're hurt. " It's not the concussions that worry Pear. It's what happens afterward. Pear, who played a combined six seasons (1975-80)
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August 11, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lefthander Jesse Biddle said he finally felt like his old self on the mound Wednesday, and the results backed him up. Biddle, the Phillies' first-round draft choice (27th overall) in 2010 from Germantown Friends, made a breakthrough start for high-A Clearwater. It was just his second appearance since June 23, when he was shut down for a "mental break. " He threw five no-hit innings for the Clearwater Threshers in a 4-0 win over the Daytona Cubs. "It was a good start, and I am excited," Biddle said by phone Friday.
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July 24, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seven former NFL players have asked an appeals court to block the proposed concussion settlement between the league and more than 4,500 retirees, saying the deal does not adequately address the needs of all players. The group - which includes former Eagles wide receiver Sean Morey and safety Sean Considine - raised similar objections to the plan days before a federal judge in Philadelphia preliminarily approved it this month. The seven players' plea on Monday for intervention seeks to circumvent a process laid out by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody for registering formal opposition to the settlement plan.
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July 9, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MILWAUKEE - The latest sign this summer is luckless for the Phillies came Sunday evening when Cliff Lee planned to throw about 70 pitches for single-A Clearwater at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla. A Florida thunderstorm suspended the game in the third inning; Lee was limited to 24 pitches in two innings. The Phillies offered Lee the option of finishing his outing in an indoor batting cage. Lee declined. The 35-year-old pitcher wants to test his strained left elbow against hitters.
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July 9, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Calling it a "significant improvement" over an earlier proposal, a federal judge in Philadelphia granted preliminary approval Monday to the NFL's second settlement offer to former players who sued the league over concussion-related health problems. The move came six months after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody rejected the first deal put forth by the league. It opens the door for more than 20,000 of the NFL's potentially eligible retirees to pursue claims as part of the class-action settlement.
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July 3, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - The immediate sensation from being struck in the head by a 78-m.p.h. curveball was not enough to prevent Carlos Ruiz from catching the final three innings of a 14-inning win over the Marlins on Thursday. But Ruiz suffered a concussion that night, and there has been no progress since. His injury "is maybe a little more serious than we originally thought, unfortunately," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday. "He's had concussion issues in the past, so we have to be careful with him. " Ruiz did not travel with the team.
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