concussions

The Browns said Tuesday that Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report they lied about the injury to cover up the troubled quarterback showing up intoxicated for practice. (Frank Victores/2015 AP)

Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel’s concussion

CLEVELAND — The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season…

 

Dr. Mitch Berger, of the NFL Head Neck and Spine Committee, was accused of intentionally misleading the public about the connection between concussions and CTE. (Gregory Payan/AP Image for NFL)

NFL health critic crashes Neck and Spine Committee press conference

In what they thought would be a positive step forward, NFL health…

 

Dallas Cowboys' Sean Lee is assisted by team staff after suffering a concussion in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles.  (Brandon Wade/2015 AP)

Reported concussions way up, NFL says

The NFL says reported concussions rose 58 percent in regular-season games to…

 

At left, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker. At center, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. At right, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland. Players 30 and under, including 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis and teammate Chris Borland, at 24 with only one pro season on his resume, quit the game in the offseason. (AP File Photo)

49ers take brunt of early retirement trend

SANTA CLARA — Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe…

At left, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker. At center, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. At right, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland. Players 30 and under, including 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis and teammate Chris Borland, at 24 with only one pro season on his resume, quit the game in the offseason. (AP File Photo)
The NBA’s concussion protocol, defended by commissioner Adam Silver, left, again was exposed as flawed when Cleveland star LeBron James wasn’t tested for a head injury in Game 4. (Paul Sancya/AP file photo)

NBA plays by King James Rules

It was a dramatic moment in an NBA postseason that had precious…

The NBA’s concussion protocol, defended by commissioner Adam Silver, left, again was exposed as flawed when Cleveland star LeBron James wasn’t tested for a head injury in Game 4. (Paul Sancya/AP file photo)
Julio Cortez/2014 AP file photoFormer 49ers linebacker Chris Borland knew he was going to retire — before he played his first and only season in the NFL — due to concerns about his health.

The Borland effect: Powerful decision shows that if football is to end, fans must stop watching

Please understand the disconnect: A football fan will not stop watching football…

Julio Cortez/2014 AP file photoFormer 49ers linebacker Chris Borland knew he was going to retire — before he played his first and only season in the NFL — due to concerns about his health.
David J. Phillip/AP PhotoNFL Senior Vice President for Health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller listens to panel discussions during a news conference for Thursday in Phoenix.

NFL says reported concussions down 25 percent this season

PHOENIX — The number of recorded concussions dropped 25 percent during the…

David J. Phillip/AP PhotoNFL Senior Vice President for Health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller listens to panel discussions during a news conference for Thursday in Phoenix.
Kristen Zeis/Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch via APPolice block an alley near where the body of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge was found.

Coroner: Exam will look at brain of Ohio State player

COLUMBUS, Ohio â€" A neuropathologist will look for signs of traumatic brain…

Kristen Zeis/Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch via APPolice block an alley near where the body of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge was found.
Ohio State via APOhio State football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead Sunday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had texted his mother about suffering from concussions.

Missing Ohio State player found dead; suicide suspected

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after…

Ohio State via APOhio State football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead Sunday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had texted his mother about suffering from concussions.
Jack Dempsey/AP File PhotoThe Broncos' Wes Welker wore a bigger helmet with extra padding during the playoffs after suffering a concussion last season.

NFL needs to address helmet, other issues regarding concussions

The large payments the NFL has had to make to former players…

Jack Dempsey/AP File PhotoThe Broncos' Wes Welker wore a bigger helmet with extra padding during the playoffs after suffering a concussion last season.
Eric Sun/2013 S.F. Examiner File PhotoGov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that limits full-contact practices at middle and high schools to help prevent concussions.

Full-contact youth football practices restricted

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a…

Eric Sun/2013 S.F. Examiner File PhotoGov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that limits full-contact practices at middle and high schools to help prevent concussions.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal…

AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

More study urged on concussions in young athletes

No one knows how often the youngest athletes suffer concussions. It’s not…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

NFL agrees to pay $765M to settle concussion suits

The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars…

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

Parents, put your fears aside — let kids play football

“Let them play.” No, this is not a testimonial for the National…