Posts Tagged ‘concussions’

Random video of the day: Saints QB Drew Brees becomes a cabbie, educates on concussions

Earlier in the week, Saints QB Drew Brees made the media rounds to educate on concussions. He teamed with Dick’s Sporting Goods, who created a national marketing campaign aimed at teaching young athletes and parents about the realities of the condition. Of course, few actually wanted to talk with Brees about concussions, but that was his cause. Related to this fight for awareness, Brees made a fairly comical video that includes him flashing some Cash Cab-style skills. Yup, he’s the cab driver. Check out this video:

Westbrook: I came back too soon after concussion

Eagles RB Brian Westbrook battled concussions had a disappointing 2009 season, appearing in only eight games while posting the worst totals since his rookie year in 2002.

League partnering with Boston U. for brain study

The NFL has joined with the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy in an effort to generate better research on the impact of concussions on the brain, according to a league source. Specifically, the partnership will encourage the donations of brains to the center for study, and the league is also making a significant financial commitment, prepared to go above $1 million or more if necessary, according to a source.

NFL’s PSA about concussions debuts Thursday night

The NFL’s public-service announcement about concussions in sports will debut Thursday night during NFL Network’s broadcast of the Steelers-Browns game and will continue to run throughout the season.

League announces stricter concussion guidelines

On that same day that head injuries to Jamal Lewis, Brodney Pool, DeSean Jackson, Kurt Warner and Ben Roethlisberger topped the news, the NFL announced stricter guidelines about when players can return to the field after such ailments.

League not commenting on new concussion guidelines

The NFL is not commenting on the specifics of a Fox Sports report stating that all teams will be made aware of new in-game rules regarding players returning from a concussion.

Concussion committee co-chairs resign

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday sent a memo to the 32 teams updating them on some of the new developments in the league regarding concussions. The most interesting thing in the memo was that concussion committee co-chairs Drs. Ira Casson and David Viano have offered their resignations and they have been accepted by the league.

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