All posts tagged 'concussions and football'

Star Quarterback Cullen Finnerty’s Last Hours, And Unsolved Death

Posted on June 12th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The New York Times Sunday did a big takeout, three pages, on the mysterious death of three-time Division II quarterback Cullen Finnerty. But there are still no answers about what caused his demise. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/sports/ncaafootball/questions-linger-about-death-of-former-quarterback-cullen-finnerty.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2& The Times sent a sports reporter out to Michigan to interview Finnerty’s family. On May 26,..
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Portal Offers Guide To Research On Brain Injuries And Sports

Posted on October 18th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

A website called Journalistsresource.org has put together a roundup of some of the key scientific research on concussions and sports, ranging  from football to soccer to youth players. Although this curated portal is meant to point reporters to good sources of data on traumatic brain injuries, it would also be..
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Arizona Setting Up Brain-Injury Registry For High School Athletes

Posted on September 25th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

Arizona is doing some pioneering work in terms of youth athletes and concussions, by creating a brain-injury registry for high school students. http://www.azfamily.com/news/Arizona-doc-creating-brain-injury-registry-for-high-school-athletes-171014861.html The Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix Monday unveiled its plans to launch the Barrow Concussion Network, which it touted as “the most comprehensive concussion prevention, treatment and..
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Ex-NFL Player Junior Seau’s Brain Will Be Donated For Study

Posted on May 5th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

It turns out that the family of former NFL player Junior Seau, who committed suicide Wednesday, will permit his brain to be examined and studied by researchers, according to The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/sports/team-chaplain-says-seau-family-will-donate-brain-for-research.html?_r=1&ref=sports In a story Saturday,  The Times reported that a chaplain for the San Diego Chargers, one..
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Ex-NFL Player And Actor Alex Karras Has New Role: Brain Injury Victim

Posted on April 14th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

After getting out of pro football, Alex Karras enjoyed a pretty good run as an actor. He played the character Mongo in Mel Brook’s hilarious spoof of Westerns, “Blazing Saddles.” And Karras played a dad in a 1980s sitcom, “Webster.” In a column Saturday, Associated Press writer Tim Dahlberg wrote..
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Sad Truth About TBI And Football: It’s The Game, Not the Concussions

Posted on March 4th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

Evidence is piling up that concussions aren’t just caused by a one blow to the head, by can be the result of many hits over a period of time. A two-year study conducted by Purdue University supports what traumatic brain injury experts such as myself have been seeing anecdotally, as in..
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Madden Video Game Will Offer A Lesson On Seriousness Of Concussions

Posted on April 3rd, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

This may be the best way to get the message across to youths about the dangers of football and concussions: Say it via a video game. The newest version of the video game Madden NFL 12 will not only depict players sustaining concussions, it will show them being pulled off the field..
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The Man Who Seeks Answers In Sports Tragedies

Posted on November 8th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Fred Mueller has a tough job for a compassionate man: He runs the National Center for Catastrophic Injury Research at the University of North Carolina. In that role, Mueller collects information on sports injuries and accidents. Most recently, he was on the case of a high school linebacker in Kansas City who collapsed and..
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Oregon College Football Player Dies Of Brain Injuries From Scrimmage

Posted on May 10th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Another tragedy has struck a young football player on the field. Dylan Steigers, a 21-year-old Eastern Oregon University football player, died a day after he sustained brain injuries after being struck in the head during a scrimmage Saturday. Steigers, who had been a football star at Sentinel High School in Missoula,, Mont., walked off the field..
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