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 22, 2009 |
THE ORDINARILY energetic boy in the back seat of the car had gone strangely quiet. It seemed odd to Team Comcast "AAA" Youth Hockey Club coach Keith Primeau, who was driving some players back from a game one Sunday a few years ago. The boy - Nicholas Bohatiuk - was then 11 years old, on the opposing team and in his initial year of contact hockey. Play had stopped when suddenly a rival player came up from behind and plowed into him as he stood at the blue line. Bohatiuk never saw it coming.
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.
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.
October 4, 2003 |
Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck will not play against the New England Patriots tomorrow, but he can expect to play again this season, according to an independent examination. Wycheck, who has missed the last three games because of continuing problems with a concussion suffered in the preseason, rejoined the team yesterday after spending Thursday in Pittsburgh to undergo tests. "We got some mixed results, some good and some that would suggest there's a concern," coach Jeff Fisher said.
February 12, 2012 |
The debate and discussion over concussions and their consequences have moved beyond the spotlight of professional sports. According to neurologists, that's a good thing. In college, high school, and youth leagues, awareness is growing. "This is one of those slow awakenings of, 'There's a real problem, there's a real danger,' " said Doug Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania. Awareness of concussions and their lasting impact has grown among the general public in the last five years, he said.
July 13, 2002 |
Losing rookie Tamika Catchings was too much for the Indiana Fever. Catchings suffered a concussion, and the Fever fell to the visiting Miami Sol, 68-62, last night. Her availability for Monday's All-Star Game is uncertain. Catchings fell to the court when the elbow of Miami's Ruth Riley landed on her nose. The three officials did not see the play and let the game continue. Riley got the ball and scored a layup. "Obviously it was an accident. I feel horrible about it," Riley said.
August 30, 2013
THE IMPETUS for yesterday's $765 million settlement of the NFL concussion lawsuit ultimately turned out to be the clock. It was time. With its unlimited army of high-priced lawyers and nearly $10 billion in annual revenue, the NFL easily had the wherewithal to let this thing drag on and on and on in the courts. Even if the class-action suit managed to make it to trial, it would have been 5 or 6 years before there would have been a verdict. And a yearlong appeal would have followed that regardless of who was the victor.