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Football Injuries

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.

College Football Players Take Action Against Concussions

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former college football players have filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota alleging that NCAA did not inform former players ...

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...

Obama Doesn't Know If He'd Let Son Play Football

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is a big football fan with two daughters, but if he had a son, he says he'd "have to think long and hard" before ...

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...

Alex Karras Joins Players' Lawsuit Against NFL

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 04.13.2012 | Sports

-- To a generation of TV and film fans, Alex Karras will forever be the loving adoptive dad on the 1980s sitcom "Webster" or the big guy who punched ...

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.

Concussions Force Texas Longhorns Player To Quit Football

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas junior safety Nolan Brewster is quitting football because of concussions and post-traumatic migraine headaches. Brewster has a...

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.