Klay Thompson Suffers "Concussion-Like Symptoms" After Knee To Head

The NBA’s concussion policy is flawed. It is not necessarily that the NBA, its teams, and its players are trying to hide concussions—though they certainly have the incentive to do so—but that concussions cannot be adequately diagnosed by a ten-minute battery of tests in the locker room. We got a stark reminder of that… » 5/28/15 1:41am 5/28/15 1:41am

The Warriors Had No Idea If Steph Curry Had A Concussion Last Night

Steph called it the scariest fall of his career. “You’re in the air for a long time,” he said after the game, “not knowing how you’re going to hit the floor, knowing that it’s inevitable.” Curry’s taken harder hits—and come away with worse symptoms—but that second-and-a-half or so of unexpected flight was the… » 5/26/15 2:07pm 5/26/15 2:07pm

Aussie Rules Star Hospitalized After Being Knocked Out During Tackle

A head-to-head collision left Nick Riewoldt headed to the hospital in a hit that left the St. Kilda captain knocked out before he even hit the ground. Adelaide Crows defender Brodie Smith needed help getting off the field, too, and failed a concussion test. It’s the second suspected concussions of this Australian… » 5/16/15 1:01am 5/16/15 1:01am

Soccer Player Shoved Into Concrete Wall, Suffers Serious Head Injury

According to reports, Emanuel Ortega of Argentine club San Martín is currently hospitalized with a severe head injury stemming from the mid-match event you see above. While he and a Juventud Unida player chased after a ball heading out of bounds, the Juventud player gave him a push, causing him to lose his balance and… » 5/05/15 1:43pm 5/05/15 1:43pm

Robert Lewandowski Gets Smashed In Head; Guardiola Wants To Fight Ref

Deep into extra time of the Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund DFB Pokal semifinal, Robert Lewandowski got clobbered in the head by BVB’s keeper. The injury itself was pretty gnarly, as was the fact that Lewandowski remained in the game, but on a lighter note, check out Bayern’s manager’s reaction at not being awarded a… » 4/28/15 5:20pm 4/28/15 5:20pm

The NFL's Concussion Settlement Is Approved

The NFL’s concussion settlement was approved today by a federal judge. The decision is important because U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has held it up before, once because the amount in the fund had been capped (the cap has since been removed) and another time due to limits on money for medical monitoring, the New… » 4/22/15 9:07pm 4/22/15 9:07pm

San Jose Earthquakes Keeper David Bingham Walks Off A Blow To The Head

San Jose Earthquakes' goalkeeper David Bingham looked to suffer a pretty serious head injury in Saturday's game against the New England Revolution. Trying to defend a low cross, Bingham lunged toward the top of the penalty box, where his head was hit directly by the upper body of an offensive player a teammate. » 3/29/15 10:30am 3/29/15 10:30am

Retiring From NFL To Juggle Grenades Is A Bad Idea, Says Mike Florio

Bright and promising 24-year-old 49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement yesterday, after just one season in the NFL. He wants to preserve his neurological and cognitive functioning, and figures a decade of smashing his head into things isn't the best way to do it. Seems reasonable! Might I… » 3/17/15 11:57am 3/17/15 11:57am

Everyone Wants Chris Borland To Mean Something

The San Francisco 49ers' official statement on Chris Borland's retirement doesn't mention why he's retiring, of course. It has a quote from the general manager on how they respect his decision, and a big fat paragraph on his accomplishments in a successful rookie season, but nothing stands out quite like the big,… » 3/17/15 10:56am 3/17/15 10:56am