Injuries

NFL, Concussion protocol, injuries
Will Darkins
January 29, 2020 - 8:28 am
NFL teams paid more than a half-billion dollars to Week 1 starters who missed games because of injuries this season and players who ended the year on injured reserve, according to an Associated Press study.
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Dr. Allen Sills, right, the NFL's chief medical officer, speaks as Jeff Miller, the league's executive vice president of health and safety initiatives, looks on during a news conference at the NFL Fall League Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44 percent and a setback in efforts to reduce brain trauma. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44% and a setback in efforts to reduce brain trauma. "We have more work to do," said Dr. Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer, at the owners'...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Patrick Day, right, follows through on a right to Kyrone Davis during the fourth round of a WBC super welterweight championship boxing match in New York. Day was taken to a hospital after getting viciously knocked out in the 10th round by Charles Conwell on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 13, 2019 - 7:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Boxer Patrick Day suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in extremely critical condition in a coma caused by the injury, his manager said Sunday. Lou DiBella says in a posting on his website that Day underwent emergency surgery after being rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital...
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Will Darkins
October 12, 2019 - 6:43 am
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks could be without starting offensive linemen Duane Brown and D.J. Fluker for Sunday’s game at Cleveland. Brown and Fluker were both listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report. Fluker left Seattle’s game against the Los Angeles Rams with a hamstring injury...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Ann McKee, director Boston University's center for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, addresses an audience on the school's campus about the study of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's brain, projected on a screen behind in Boston. According to a new public service announcement, signing a pre-teen child up for tackle football is like teaching him to smoke. The ad from the Concussion Legacy Foundation encourages parents to choose flag football for children younger than 14. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 10, 2019 - 8:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out cigarettes. "Tackle football is like smoking," a youthful...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) is helped from the field after he was injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 06, 2019 - 6:20 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left the game against Baltimore after suffering a concussion following a hit to the chin by Ravens safety Earl Thomas in the third quarter on Sunday. Trailing 17-13 and facing third-and-11 at the Pittsburgh 12 midway through the third quarter, Rudolph...
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September 16, 2019 - 10:21 am
YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A 16-year-old Oklahoma high school football player has died after suffering an apparent head injury during a game. Yanda and Son funeral home says Peter Webb died Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital. Funeral services are incomplete. The Oklahoman report s that Webb, who went...
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Cleveland Browns strong safety Damarious Randall (23) catches a pass during warm-ups prior to an NFL game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (Margaret Bowles via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 12:42 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting safety Damarious Randall will miss Monday night's game against the New York Jets with a concussion. Randall practiced the past two days but reported to the team's facility Saturday with concussion-like symptoms. He has been placed in the league's protocol for head...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2011, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks great Stan Mikita is introduced on opening night of the fourth annual Blackhawks Convention in Chicago. A posthumous study of Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation's Chicago Honors Dinner on Friday night, Sept. 13, 2019, at the request of Mikita's family. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP, File)
September 13, 2019 - 8:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A posthumous study of Stan Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation's Chicago...
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Will Darkins
September 03, 2019 - 8:09 am
After the Oregon Ducks 27-21 loss to Auburn Saturday , many fans believed the team was past the worst of their season. Then, injuries happened. Head Coach Mario Cristobal says Juwan Johnson remains day to day with a muscular issue in his leg. Wide receivers Brenden Schooler and Mycah Pittman will...
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