Category: Concussions

Chris Pronger Says he’s “Trying to Get Healthy Just to Live a Normal Life”

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Despite the fact he's been told by experts that it isn't the right route to take, Chris Pronger wants to return to the ice. He hasn't played, though, since Nov. 19, 2011, as he continues to attempt to get his life back on track while dealing with the effects of ...

UCLA Study Could Shed Light on CTE in Living Players

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Researches involved in a pilot study at UCLA believe they're onto something that will help detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Previously, the disease has only been detected in deceased former football players, probably most notably in Junior Seau. ESPN's Mark Fainaru-Wada, who is writing a book on the topic ...

Darren McFadden: If Players Can Hide Concussions, They Probably Do

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Darren McFadden has been out the past few weeks, but it hasn't had anything to do with a concussion. It's been an ankle injury for him, but that didn't stop him from giving an interesting answer to a question on concussions. Questioned about whether guys hide concussions, given the fact ...

Eli Manning Says His Arm Isn’t Tired, Thinks “There Were Some Improvements” Against Cincinnati

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The New York Giants are showing the football world why it's so hard to repeat in the NFL. The Giants are suddenly struggling on offense, looking tired and run-down as they enter their Week 11 bye. Then again, the G-men are notoriously bad in the month of November and the second ...

Matt Birk Ditches Rumored Retirement Plans, Gears Up For Another Grueling Season in the NFL Trenches

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

He's a gentleman and a scholar, and for at least another year, one of the NFL's better interior offensive lineman. Longtime Vikings and Ravens center, Matt Birk, has refuted the media created rumors that he'd be hanging it up after this past season and is instead extending what has already ...

Memory Loss, Headaches, Dizziness, Sensitivity to Light: Jamal Lewis Discusses the Lingering Effects of his Concussion-Filled Career

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Jamal Lewis says he suffered over 10 concussions over the course of his football career, and more alarmingly and importantly, that he never really knew much about the immensity and symptoms of such head trauma until he'd reached the end of his decade-long run as an NFL player. Jamal Lewis joined ...

Can Ryan Fitzpatrick Lead the Buffalo Bills to the Next Level?

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Last season, the Buffalo Bills lost eight straight games to start the season before finishing 4-4 down the stretch. Now the question becomes whether any of that momentum can carry over into 2011. If the Bills are going to keep the turnaround going, it will have to come on the arm ...

Chris Cooley on Concussion: “I’ve Had Way Worse. I’ve Lost a Day Before.”

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

In terms of concussions and injuries in the past, Chris Cooley says he has felt way worse. In fact, he passed a lot of tests by the Washington Redskins' staff at halftime after suffering a first-half concussion against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. He felt well enough to take the ...

Philadelphia Eagles Don’t Have a Quarterback Controversy … Yet

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Michael Vick is back. The former Atlanta Falcon turned criminal dogfighter turned Philadelphia Eagles quarterback sprung into action on Sunday when starter Kevin Kolb lasted exactly 10 passes before being knocked out with a concussion. Vick responded with an effort that was reminiscent of his pre-jail days. He put up ...

Brian Westbrook Speaks on the Dangers of Concussions

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Brian Westbrook has meant so much to the Philadelphia Eagles organization for the last five years or so. As a small back coming out of Villanova people doubted his skills and size and never thought he would have as much success as he has enjoyed so far in his career. ...