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 •  August 27, 2017

Spencer Ware’s injury is a torn PCL in addition to other damage, and according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Chiefs Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder believes it to be season-ending. This story will be updated.

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 •  May 12, 2017

Player safety has emerged as a major concern within the sport of football, as have concussions and the number of hits that players take during their given careers. Texas football’s equipment staff is trying to stay ahead of the curve of monitoring player safety by using cutting-edge technology inside players’ helmets to monitor the hits that they...

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 •  April 18, 2017

Herm Edwards may love football more than anyone on Earth has ever loved football. He played 10 seasons, coached for 22, and now resides in television sets, from which he tells people all about football. And he admits that, as a football lover, he would absolutely try to fake the NFL concussion protocol if he were playing today. “Yeah. Sure. If I...

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 •  February 28, 2017

A proposed North Carolina bill would allow parents -- in addition to healthcare providers, as previously mandated -- to put student athletes back into games after suffering concussions. It tweaks North Carolina’s existing concussion legislation, the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act, which dictates that students cannot return to gameplay...

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 •  December 28, 2016

One of the more surprising coaching changes of 2016 came when Indiana announced in December that head coach Kevin Wilson would be resigning after his sixth year. He’s been replaced from within by former defensive coordinator Tom Allen for the Foster Farms Bowl against Utah and beyond. New head coaches usually don’t participate in transitional bowl...

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 •  September 19, 2016

Head injuries in the NFL are not new, but with more spotlight on their long-term effects to player health, the league has instituted protocol to address the diagnosis and management of concussions. In September, the NFL announced the initiative "Play Smart. Play Safe." to continue to strive for a healthier game: "Rightfully, much of the public...

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 •  September 9, 2016

Cam Newton was hit several times, but the NFL’s safeguards against concussions didn’t see reason to evaluate him further. When Case Keenum suffered a concussion during a November game in 2015, the St. Louis Rams quarterback stayed in the game for the final minute despite clear symptoms of a head injury. The league later called it a "system failure...

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 •  March 31, 2016

On Sept. 2, 2011, days after the suicide death of former NHL enforcer Wade Belak, then-NHL head of player safety Brendan Shanahan sent an email to his bosses with a simple message: the role of hockey's enforcer has got to go. He argued that the job had become too specialized and yes, that at the end of the day, the suicide of a former enforcer...

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 •  December 16, 2015

While the discipline applies to any sort of medical protocol violations and is not limited to head injuries, Keenum's concussion and ... The Rams' head athletic trainer, Reggie Scott, spoke to Keenum briefly on the field, but that was the extent of medical ...

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 •  May 18, 2015

... Georgia State head athletic trainer Dinika Johnson told SB Nation. ... Hunter jokes that his nutrition plan was called "The Eat As Much As You