February 3, 2013 |
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds missed Saturday's game against Carolina because of a concussion suffered when he was elbowed by John Erskine during Friday's 3-2 loss in Washington, general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed. Simmonds, who missed the last two-plus periods against the Capitals, will be reevaluated Sunday, Holmgren said, adding that Simmonds has head and neck injuries. "It's disappointing," coach Peter Laviolette said before the game. "We certainly can use him in the lineup right now with his ability to score, and his physical presence.
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.
November 16, 2009 |
In the dank, cloistered visitors' locker room at Qualcomm Stadium, Brian Westbrook got dressed with his back to a swarm of reporters. An hour or so earlier, the Eagles running back had suffered his second concussion in two games spread over three weeks. The Eagles' 31-23 loss to San Diego yesterday seemed secondary in light of the severity of Westbrook's injury. The question was whether this will be the end of Westbrook's season or even his career. Westbrook declined to answer questions after the game.
December 14, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Not wanting to succumb to the dreaded "C" word, Claude Giroux decided to lace his skates up for a quick spin around the ice by himself yesterday morning. His skate lasted only 15 minutes, telling Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren all he needed to know. "He didn't feel that good," Holmgren said. "He didn't feel like himself. " For the first time since Giroux was rocked by an accidental knee to the head by teammate Wayne Simmonds on Saturday night, the Flyers officially labeled the NHL's leading scorer as concussed.
October 9, 1999 |
Steve Young, still bothered by post-concussion symptoms, won't play tomorrow at St. Louis and Jeff Garcia will make his second straight start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. "We're going to sit him down," coach Steve Mariucci said yesterday after the team's final practice before leaving for St. Louis. "Let's rest him. I think it's the appropriate thing to do. Hopefully, he'll feel great next week. I visited with Steve before practice and we both agreed that's the right plan right now. " Young will be among the 49ers' inactive players tomorrow.
March 17, 2010 |
The NFL chose two new co-chairmen - and a new name - for its committee on concussions. Dr. Hunt Batjer, of Northwestern University, and Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, of the University of Washington, will lead what now will be called the NFL head, neck and spine medical committee, the league said yesterday. The panel used to be called the NFL mild traumatic brain injury committee. Dr. Ira Casson and Dr. David Viano, who had led the league committee on concussions since 2007, resigned in November, less than a month after Casson and the NFL's concussion policy were criticized by Congress during a hearing at which commissioner Roger Goodell testified.
January 8, 2001 |
Mike Pirozzola's bid for a title at 149 pounds in the 68th annual Wilkes Open ended when the former Neshaminy standout suffered a concussion in his second-round match. The tournament, held Dec. 28 and 29 at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, featured mostly college wrestlers with a few college graduates and standout high school participants, including several from the Hill School. Lehigh University assistant coach Pat Santoro said the school's staff expected Pirozzola to redshirt this season.
September 30, 1997 |
Don Beebe said that except for a sore neck and headache, he felt fine the day after getting knocked unconscious in Green Bay's game at Detroit. But the wide receiver implied his wife would like him to retire. "I've done this before. If I was to have the same play tomorrow, I'd do the same thing," Beebe said yesterday. "I would try to catch the ball. That's my job. I have no fear, still, I have no fear. "As far as my attitude, my attitude hasn't changed any. My wife's attitude now has changed a little, but mine hasn't changed any. " When pressed point blank if he would consider retiring, Beebe, who is attempting to become the first player ever to reach six Super Bowls, didn't deny it. "That's an issue I'd as soon not address at this time," he said.
November 26, 2012 |
Second in a series on concussions in sports. Like an approaching meteor, sports' concussion epidemic has been observed with alarm as, with increasing noise and notoriety, it has moved from distant distraction to ominous threat. While professional and amateur leagues focus obsessively on head injuries and how best to identify, treat, and prevent them, the problem continues to alter the games Americans play and watch in ways both subtle and blunt.
July 27, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - Domonic Brown watched from the dugout as his teammates begin their stretches for Thursday night's game. He wore sunglasses because his eyes were too sensitive to the light. Relegated to at least a week on the bench, he crossed his arms. "I think they're just being cautious about everything," Brown said. "A concussion is definitely not something to play around with. " At first, the Phillies and Brown believed two days of rest would suffice. That prognosis changed after testing.