Football Player Who Was Convinced He Had CTE Found To Have CTE

The really heartbreaking thing about today's Associated Press profile of former college linebacker Michael Keck, who died last year at age 25 from unrelated causes, is just how damned banal it is. Normal kid plays football. Normal kid suffers head injuries. Normal kid turns violent and depressed and forgetful, dies… » 8/26/14 9:08am 8/26/14 9:08am

Peyton Manning Penalized For Jawing At Texans DB Who Concussed Welker

In the final seconds of the first half of Texans-Broncos last night, Houston safety D.J. Swearinger hit Wes Welker with a shoulder pad/forearm shot to the helmet. Though he did so slowly, Welker did get up on his own and took himself out of the game. He immediately went to the locker room where it was determined he… » 8/24/14 10:31am 8/24/14 10:31am

NCAA Head Injury Lawsuit Settled With $70 Million Brain Evaluation Fund

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to set up a $70 million fund to evaluate current and former NCAA athletes in a variety of contact sports for brain trauma. Unlike the NFL's maligned but needed settlement that's still evolving, this seems at first blush like an OK deal for NCAA athletes, since it… » 7/29/14 10:18am 7/29/14 10:18am

Concussed Christoph Kramer "Can't Really Remember" World Cup Final

Christopher Kramer wasn't supposed to play in the World Cup final. The young midfielder was told just minutes before kick-off that he'd be replacing the injured Sami Khedira. So you could forgive him if that's why the whole thing seems like a blur to him, but really it's just because of the brain trauma. » 7/14/14 4:18pm 7/14/14 4:18pm

Edwin Encarnación Elbowed In The Head In Collision At First Base

A hurried Jose Reyes throw in the seventh inning crossed up Edwin Encarnación and sent him tumbling backward into the basepath just as Mark Teixeira was chugging in to beat the throw. The two men collided and Teixeira's elbow/shoulder hit Encarnación just about as flush as it gets, right in the back of the head. As… » 6/24/14 11:59pm 6/24/14 11:59pm

FIFPro Calls For Concussion Probe After Alvaro Pereira Gets Knocked Cold

Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira took a knee to the head in yesterday's England match. He was out on the pitch—completely unconscious. Just minutes later, he overruled the team's medical staff and returned to play. Today, world soccer's players' union called for an investigation using some pretty basic logic: maybe the guy… » 6/20/14 10:30am 6/20/14 10:30am