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 7, 2014 |
For decades, researchers have been seeking a blood test that could diagnose a concussion and tell whether it is severe enough to cause lasting brain damage. In a big step toward that holy grail, University of Pennsylvania scientists have found that a blood protein called SNTF surged and stayed elevated in professional hockey players with persistent concussion symptoms, but not in players who recovered within a few days. "These results show that SNTF has promise as a blood biomarker for sports-related concussion," said Robert Siman, a research professor of neurosurgery at Penn and lead author of the study in last month's Journal of Neurotrauma.
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.
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.
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.