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 16, 2015 |
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.
March 30, 2016 |
MIDWAY THROUGH the first period of the Flyers' 3-2 overtime victory Monday night, Winnipeg's 6-5, 260-pound defenseman, Dustin Byfuglien, pounded Brayden Schenn into the corner boards. Schenn crumpled to the ice, wobbled to his feet, and skated slowly to his bench. Two periods later, desperately trying to regain a lead lost, Jake Voracek drove hard to the net and collided with Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba, whose leg violently snapped back the head of his goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, who collapsed forward, holding his head.
December 10, 2015 |
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.
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.
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.