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 25, 2015 |
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.