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.
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.
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.
December 28, 2012 |
Having your quarterback sacked 11 times in a single game usually means changes are in store, especially if your team is preparing for a meaningless game. The Jets on Thursday said rookie Greg McElroy has a concussion and will be replaced Sunday by former starter Mark Sanchez in New York's season finale at Buffalo. The Bills, by the way, are also playing out the string. Jets coach Rex Ryan walked into his news conference before Thursday's practice and opened with: "You're not going to believe this.
December 23, 2005 |
New York Jets receiver Wayne Chrebet said yesterday his career was over, 1 month after sustaining a season-ending concussion. Chrebet spent 11 seasons with his hometown team after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Hofstra, but was plagued with head injuries the last few seasons. He ends his career with 580 receptions, second to Don Maynard's 627 on the team list. "I'm not going to get back on the field. I think everybody's aware of that," Chrebet said. "But I'm just thankful and want to let the right people know I appreciate everything they've done for me. " Noteworthy The state of Louisiana has formally requested that the New Orleans Saints return home.
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.