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Football Injuries

Turf Toe

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Turf toe is a hyperextension dorsiflexion injury of the big toe's first MTP joint (Figure 1). This injury tears the insertion of the plantar plate fro...

Jerome Bettis Says Series Of Early Retirements Should Worry NFL

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 03.24.2016 | Sports

For the second consecutive offseason, the NFL has been rocked by a series of early retirements from high-profile players who seemed to have good years...

Dissecting the Irreversibly Altered Brain of a Pro Football Fan

David Murray | Posted 12.22.2016 | Sports
David Murray

If football were the only sport in the world, maybe I'd say: well, it's worth it. Better this than no sports at all. But there are so many sports that don't involve people hurling their bodies in every direction into meat piles.

Despite Dangers, High Schoolers Now Playing As Many Football Games As NFL

Zócalo Public Square | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.18.2015 | Sports

How many state champions does California need? There’s a new answer to this question: 13. That’s how many state football champions California will...

Six Sentences That Every Parent Of A Football Player Should Read

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

The NFL and football industry more generally have taken pains to portray their sport as safer in recent years. The league points to the dropping numbe...

Why High School Football Is As Deadly Now As It Was 35 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.26.2015 | Sports

Hardly a week has passed since the beginning of the 2015 high school football season without the tragic news that a young player has died. Six have di...

Former High School Football Player Sues San Diego School District

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

A family is suing a San Diego school district after they alleged a coach would not take their son out of football despite suffering a concussion. They...

10 Of The Most Ridiculous Football Injuries Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will miss at least six weeks -- including the start of the NFL season -- with a broken jaw after taking a punch t...

Guardians of the Gladiators

Heather Risinger | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Heather Risinger

I've heard people say we shouldn't let our kids play football at all. I don't think this is the answer. I know my incredibly smart and talented friend Scott Ross didn't think it was the answer, either. We need to work together to find a solution.

Why I Won't Let My Son Play Football

Mike Julianelle | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

I want my son to enjoy watching the game. But only watching it. Because I don't plan to let him play. As the evidence of football's health risks grows, is there any parent left that will?

Are States Doing Enough To Protect High School Athletes?

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

Athens, Georgia -- When Georgia public high schools were asked several years ago to devise a policy to govern sports activities during periods of high...

Obama To Spotlight Risks Of Head Injuries In Sports

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will host a conference highlighting the risks of head injuries to young athletes on Thursday, se...

The Football Player Forced To Retire At Age 20

The Washington Post | Brandon Parker | Posted 12.14.2013 | Sports

Spenser Rositano can’t pinpoint the play that brought his football career to an end. There was no jarring hit to blame for the Boston College safety...

Why Football Helmets Must Remain on Football Players

Robert C. Cantu, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Robert C. Cantu, M.D.

I would argue that removing helmets from football players would reduce the incidence of concussion but would replace it with an epidemic of skull fractures and subdural hematoma deaths.

Injured Lane Tech Football Star Improving But Still In Coma

Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The condition of a teen football star from Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep High School is slowly improving after he suffered a brain...

'I Love The Game And Everything, But'

N | Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports

By Terry McCormick, National Football Post Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says he doesn't want his children to play football, per the Hou...

An Open Letter to RG III

Etan Thomas | Posted 03.11.2013 | Sports
Etan Thomas

None of that criticism is worth your health, RG3. You are a special player, but you have to understand that you are not Superman and you do not have to attempt to prove your invincibility to anyone.

Football’s Problem With Danger On The Field Isn’t Going Away

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 08.06.2012 | Sports

Are you ready for some football? First, however, are you ready for some autopsies? The opening of the NFL training camps coincided with the closing...

Keeping Football Exciting While Reducing the Threat of Traumatic Head Injuries

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Naveen Jain

We must spotlight the serious threat that head injuries and brain trauma can have on the lives of our young athletes.

Gridiron Heroes: Father And Son Team Help Disabled Football Players

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After Chris Canales suffered a devastating spinal cord injury during a high school football game, his father Eddie Canales was heartbroken to watch hi...

Rex Ryan's Blind Spot: Handling Injured Players

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Asher Smith

New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan is the NFL coach players want to work for. One blind spot that has reared its head during the current season, however, has been Ryan's handling of injured players.

"Brain Injury Sunday" Hits NFL Players Where it Hurts

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

I'm confident that with practice and a commitment to change, NFL players can make the adjustment away from dangerous tackles. The transition will take some getting used to, but it is absolutely essential if the game will continue.

Pain in the Foot Makes Playing Football Difficult

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

As many as 2 million Americans are affected by plantar fasciitis each year, making it a problem that affects both competitive and recreational athletes alike.

The Ups and Downs of Chad Pennington's Remarkably "Consistent" NFL Career

Avi Sinensky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Avi Sinensky

Normally I would rejoice at the prospect of the rival Dolphins losing their starting QB for the season, but Pennington is a player I genuinely like and I am sad to see injuries plague his career once again.

Achilles Tendon Tears Can End a Season Quickly

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

The Cincinnati Bengals' tight end, Reggie Kelly, suffered an Achilles tendon rupture at the beginning of training camp, which meant that his 2009 season was over before it began.