As concerns grow over brain injuries in teenagers and their relation to team sports, a landmark program aims to increase sport safety.
To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
On Monday, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association released new guidelines on the management of sports concussions.
Ten former National Hockey League players, including All-Star defenseman Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions.
As football season approaches, one camp is teaching young players safer tackling techniques to guard against dangerous head injuries.
The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems they say were caused by the very on-field violence that fueled the game’s rise to popularity and profit.
With fall season sports in full swing, injuries on the field is a big concern for parents and coaches alike.
San Diego Chargers guard Kris Dielman will announce his retirement from his nine-year career in the NFL Thursday