March 17, 2013 |
Only 33, Brian Westbrook already suffers from short-term memory loss. He can't remember names, recall facts, or retain new material moments after he's told them. Westbrook can trace his health problems to at least a pair of concussions suffered during a shortened nine-year career. That is why the former Eagle advised current Birds running back LeSean McCoy to take his time returning from a concussion last season. McCoy missed four games but refused to sit out the final two games for further rest because he called himself a "competitor.
December 19, 2006 |
All too well, Flyers fans remember the concussion problems that felled Eric Lindros. They are still smarting from the aftershocks of losing Keith Primeau before the season. But they should not make any comparisons to the team's current captain, who also is out with a concussion. These are different times. "The rules have changed," Flyers coach John Stevens said yesterday. "Holding a player [with a concussion] out for at least a full week like we used to - all that's changed.
December 6, 2008 |
Simon Gagne leaned on a painted concrete wall next to the Flyers' locker room, tugged at his baseball cap, and faced a horde of reporters at the Skate Zone in Voorhees yesterday. Concussion-gate was in session. Gagne, who missed most of last season with a concussion, had left Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to New Jersey in the second period because of what he called flu-related dehydration and fatigue. But since the star left winger had also suffered from dehydration a few days after being diagnosed with a concussion last year, red flags were raised.
November 17, 2012
The Chicago Bears say quarterback Jay Cutler will miss Monday's game at San Francisco because of a concussion. Jason Campbell is expected to start against the 49ers in his place. Cutler's status was in question after he sat out the second half of Sunday's loss to Houston. The Bears believe he was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit by the Texans' Tim Dobbins, who was fined $30,000 by the league, late in the second quarter. Bills end skid It took 11 weeks for Mario Williams and the Buffalo Bills' oft-maligned defense to finally flex its muscle and show it's capable of playing up to its high-priced potential.
October 28, 1991 |
Backup Eagles quarterback Jeff Kemp remained under observation at Graduate Hospital after suffering a concussion in the third quarter of the Eagles' 23-7 loss yesterday to the San Francisco 49ers. Kemp was wheeled off the field at Veterans Stadium after being sacked by the 49ers' Larry Roberts while attempting to pass. Eagles spokesman Ron Howard said that Kemp was given a cervical X-ray and that the preliminary diagnosis was a concussion. Kemp underwent further tests, including a CAT scan, which showed nothing more serious, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
December 23, 2006 |
Not that it will come as a shock to anyone, but Peter Forsberg won't be in the lineup today when the Flyers host the Ottawa Senators. Although Forsberg said he "did pretty well" on his neuropsychological exam yesterday, he still has headaches and sluggishness, classic post-concussion symptoms. "I'm not cleared for contact drills yet," Forsberg said. "No game [today]. " Asked when he thought he might be able to return, Forsberg added, "It's hard to say. I still have the symptoms.
March 20, 1999 |
New York Rangers defenseman Jeff Beukeboom, sidelined since early February with a concussion, said yesterday he will sit out the remainder of the season. But he said at a news conference he hoped to return for the 1999-2000 season. "It's serious enough to realize that I might never play this game again," Buekeboom said at Madison Square Garden before the Rangers' game against Buffalo, "but I feel in my heart that I probably will play again. " Beukeboom, 33, hasn't played since suffering his second concussion of the season during a Feb. 12 game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
November 14, 2014 |
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.
October 12, 2012 |
DETROIT LIONS wide receiver Calvin Johnson said Thursday that he returned to a game this season after suffering a concussion, according to reports. Johnson, nicknamed "Megatron," told the Detroit Free Press that he suffered a concussion after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Green in Week 4. The Lions, who had a bye the following week, face the Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. "He rung my bell pretty good, he got me, he caught me around the chin, that was a good hit," Johnson told WXYT-FM Thursday in Detroit.
December 3, 2009 |
NFL teams now have new, stricter instructions for when players should be allowed to return to games or practices after head injuries, guidelines that go into effect this week. In the latest step by the league to address a hot-button issue, commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the 32 clubs yesterday saying a player who gets a concussion should not return to action on the same day if he shows certain signs or symptoms. Those include an inability to remember assignments or plays, a gap in memory, persistent dizziness, and persistent headaches.