August 15, 2007 |
The NFL's new guidelines on concussion management include a telephone hotline that will make it easier to report to the league when a player with a head injury is being forced to practice or play against medical advice. The league's new concussion guidelines, many of which stemmed from a conference in June involving team trainers and doctors, were formalized yesterday and will be sent to all players and other team personnel. They include whistleblower provisions for individuals to report concussions with the telephone hotline and a booklet that will allow players and their families to identify symptoms.
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.
February 5, 2013
Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a concussion in Saturday's fourth-quarter collision with teammate Jeff Taylor in Houston. The Camden native, the second overall pick in last year's draft, went up to defend Toney Douglas' layup attempt early in the fourth quarter on Saturday night. Taylor swooped in and his right hip connected with the back of Kidd-Gilchrist's head. Kidd-Gilchrist lay motionless for several minutes. The athletic training staffs from both teams came out to check on him, and the entire Charlotte bench eventually surrounded him. Medical personnel fit Kidd-Gilchrist with a neck brace.
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.
June 2, 2010 |
To understand why state Representative Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery County, has chosen to introduce legislation aimed at enhancing concussion management in youth sports in Pennsylvania, one only has to hear the sad story of Tracy Yatsko, a former high school basketball player from Tamaqua who appeared at a news conference yesterday hosted by the Eagles to promote House Bill 2060. Until she suffered a concussion during a game on Jan. 10, 2005, Yatsko had been a fine student and athlete; she said her life had been "pretty much perfect.
September 20, 2011 |
Michael Vick still has to clear a number of NFL-mandated post-concussion tests, but the Eagles did not rule out their quarterback for Sunday's home opener against the New York Giants. If he can't go, Andy Reid will have to decide between Vince Young and Mike Kafka as the replacement, although signs point to the Eagles coach going with Kafka. Vick suffered the concussion in the third quarter of Sunday night's 35-31 loss to the Falcons when he was pushed into teammate Todd Herremans, and they banged helmets.
September 29, 2009 |
Tim Tebow could be back in the huddle in time for Florida's biggest game of the season. Coach Urban Meyer said yesterday that his star quarterback was feeling better and eating well 2 days after suffering a concussion at Kentucky. Although Tebow still has "a little bit of a headache," Meyer hopes he will be able to play when the top-ranked Gators (4-0) return to the field Oct. 10 at LSU. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner was put through a battery of tests yesterday and was scheduled for more today, Meyer said.
December 2, 2009 |
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has worked out without problems since missing Sunday night's game in Baltimore with a concussion and is expected to play Sunday against Oakland according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. Roethlisberger was held out of the overtime loss to the Ravens after having post-practice headaches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A team doctor recommended Saturday that the quarterback not play, and Tomlin agreed. Roethlisberger sustained his fourth concussion since 2006 and his second in less than a year during an overtime loss in Kansas City on Nov. 22. In another matter, Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward apologized yesterday for openly questioning Ben Roethlisberger's toughness, saying he spoke emotionally without knowing a team doctor recommended the quarterback not play.
May 13, 2013 |
ALLENTOWN - Tommy Joseph's difficult start at triple-A Lehigh Valley now includes a concussion. The Phillies' top catching prospect suffered the injury May 4 against Indianapolis and he has not played since. Joseph, 21, is hitting .209 with one double, three home runs, and 14 RBIs. He also has been charged with nine passed balls. "He was probably the one guy who had more on his plate than anyone," director of player development Joe Jordan said. "That's just because of the position.
September 19, 2003 |
Washington cornerback Fred Smoot was briefly knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital with a mild concussion after a collision during practice yesterday. Smoot took a hit to the head from safety Matt Bowen as the two defended Rob John-son's pass to Cliff Russell. Trainer Dean Kleinschmidt said Smoot was unconscious for "less than a minute" and woke up with a headache and back pain before being placed on a board and loaded in an ambulance. "He had feeling," Kleinschmidt said.