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December 25, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
Midway through Concussion , the film's already grim focus gets a fiery exclamation point. As a wild-eyed Justin Strzelczyk, beset by demons in his head, speeds away from his Pennsylvania home carrying $2,700 and a fistful of crucifixes, the movie cuts to grainy footage of the ex-Steeler lineman's black SUV. Accompanied by the frantic buzz of police chatter, we see the eastbound car racing recklessly through the westbound lanes of the New...
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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]
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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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NEWS
January 24, 2016
FRESH OFF his turn as Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Mike Webster in "Concussion," Philly-based actor David Morse gets a backwoods makeover in his new TV series, "Outsiders. " Premiering at 9 p.m. Tuesday on WGN America, the "Sons of Anarchy"-meets-"Justified" drama has him playing "Big Foster" Farrell, the combative would-be leader of an off-the-grid family fighting to stay atop the mountain they've occupied for 200 years. Morse talked with Ellen Gray about the joys of long hair, getting dirty and riding ATVs through the woods.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Well-publicized events involving professional athletes, along with a federal lawsuit and a Hollywood movie now in theaters, have spurred unprecedented interest in concussions - and set off a business boom. Companies around the country are developing headbands, mouth guards, helmet padding, and skullcaps to try to protect athletes' heads during impacts. Medical experts warn that no product can prevent concussions or the repeated subconcussive hits that may also cause lasting brain damage.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2015
Directed by Peter Landesman. With Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Morse, Luke Wilson. Distributed by Sony Pictures. Running time: 2 hours, 3 mins. Parent's guide: PG-13. Playing at: Area theaters.
NEWS
December 25, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
Midway through Concussion , the film's already grim focus gets a fiery exclamation point. As a wild-eyed Justin Strzelczyk, beset by demons in his head, speeds away from his Pennsylvania home carrying $2,700 and a fistful of crucifixes, the movie cuts to grainy footage of the ex-Steeler lineman's black SUV. Accompanied by the frantic buzz of police chatter, we see the eastbound car racing recklessly through the westbound lanes of the New...
NEWS
December 25, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Concussion tells the story of how a Pittsburgh pathologist's research led to the discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy - CTE, the degenerative disease linked to repetitive brain trauma. CTE can cause chronic headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Changes in behavior mimic dementia. The disorder also raises the risk for depression and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Several NFL players depicted in the movie committed suicide. Movies often oversimplify complex medical issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Staff Writer
"Consussion" seems like a strange Christmas release: Hey, lets go see that movie where pro football players with brain damage kill themselves. And in truth, it's not a knee-slappin' good time at the theater. But it is more appropriate to the season than you might guess - the story of a deeply religious man who undertakes a moral crusade, motivated by an abiding faith that gives him the courage to take on the NFL, based on his conviction that "God does not want us to play football.
NEWS
December 18, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Staff Writer
Will Smith  says his upbringing as a football-loving Eagles fan made it difficult, at first, to accept the science behind his new movie "Concussion. " Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu , the Nigerian-born Pittsburgh pathologist who discovered degenerate disease (he named it CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, making him an enemy of the NFL. "My son played for four years, and it was some of the most beautiful time that we've had together," Smith, 47, told ABC News.
NEWS
December 16, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Staff Writer
IF YOU ever want to dabble in time travel, try whispering two words to Philadelphia Eagles fans of a certain age: Andre Waters. Let it sink in for a moment, like a secret password, and watch the years disappear from their faces. Wistful smiles replace the usual heavy frowns. Waters was an underdog who had to fight and claw for his job - not the most naturally gifted guy on the field, but one of the toughest. He was, in other words, the embodiment of all the blue collar traits Philly sports fans always hope to see in a local athlete.
NEWS
December 10, 2015 | Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
THIS JUST in: Football is a violent game. It's a dangerous, unnatural, collision sport where human beings essentially play demolition derby with their bodies. There are injuries, many of them serious. Broken bones. Torn ligaments. And concussions. Lots of concussions. Not that long ago, no one ever used that word. Now, it's the name of a soon-to-be-released movie that the NFL would prefer you not go and see. "Back in our day, when we were young, I remember seeing stars a few times," said Kent Bradford, who played for the University of Oklahoma in the late 70s. "Getting a head-hit where you're kind of stung for a minute and you walk it off. That occurred a lot. "But they weren't called concussions back then.
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