Why a Head Injury Can Be Far Worse Than You Realize

Each year in the United States, 2.5 million people will visit the ER for traumatic head injury. Of them, 50,000 will die. And those who do recover often exhibit lingering effects. It's a serious public health issue that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about protecting your head. » 4/01/14 11:40am 4/01/14 11:40am

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Left The Court On A Stretcher With His Neck In A…

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's head collided with teammate Jeff Taylor's knee tonight during a game in Houston, and Kidd-Gilchrist didn't get back up. As the announcers noted, his head didn't hit the floor when he fell, but it's hard not to fear the worst when a player leaves the court partly immobilized. As CBS Sports … » 2/02/13 11:00pm 2/02/13 11:00pm

Why Should We Care About Concussions When NFL Players Don't?

At a June roundtable event in New York City hosted by PACE, an education program sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods, former New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks told a haunting story about the culture of the NFL in the 1980s. » 8/22/12 10:00am 8/22/12 10:00am

Study Of Dead Football Player's Brain Is Even More Depressing Than Usual

A year ago, just after former NFL player Lew Carpenter passed away at the age of 78, his family decided to donate his brain to a team of researchers studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease often found in athletes who have suffered repeated head injuries. » 12/09/11 1:40pm 12/09/11 1:40pm

Head Injuries Make Rob Gronkowski Giggle

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots tight end and friend to at least one porn star, scored two touchdowns in New England's 34-3 win over Kansas City last night. » 11/22/11 6:05pm 11/22/11 6:05pm

California Teen Who Required Brain Surgery After Football-Related…

After Adrian Padilla, a senior safety with the Oxnard, Cal. high-school football team, suffered a serious concussion during a game last month, he collapsed on the sideline and ultimately required emergency brain surgery. » 10/05/11 10:00pm 10/05/11 10:00pm

High School Football Player Undergoes Brain Surgery After Suffering…

Friday night's high-school football game between San Luis Obispo (Cal.) and Oxnard is best known as the game before which a cheerleader nearly got impaled and totally got trampled during player introductions. » 9/20/11 9:30pm 9/20/11 9:30pm

An Italian-League Goalkeeper Got Knocked Unconscious From A Kick To The…

AS Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was hospitalized after getting kicked in the head by Inter Milan's Lucio during a scoreless Serie A draw today. » 9/17/11 8:30pm 9/17/11 8:30pm

Brave TV Reporter Gets A Mouthful Of Sewage-Seasoned Sea Foam To Seize…

Your morning roundup for Aug. 28, the day we give a shout out to aquatic fleas. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. (Want more Tucker Barnes? Here.) » 8/28/11 9:00am 8/28/11 9:00am

Didier Drogba Got Knocked Out Cold During Today's Chelsea Match

From the looks of things, Didier Drogba was unconscious before he hit the ground after getting a head shot from Norwich City's goalkeeper. He was down with an apparent head and/or neck injury for a while, to the point that there were 11 extra minutes in the second half of Chelsea's 3-1 victory. » 8/27/11 12:30pm 8/27/11 12:30pm

Jim McMahon, Six Former Players Cite NFL "Negligence And Intentional…

In what's the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind, seven former NFL players filed suit against the league today accusing it of "negligence and intentional misconduct in its response to the headaches, dizziness and dementia that former players have reported." » 8/18/11 8:15pm 8/18/11 8:15pm

Sports Doctors Demand More BRAINS!!!

Three active NFL players have agreed to donate their brains to science. What?! That's just nuts! What kind of crazy doct ... oh ... after they die. Yeah, that makes more sense. [AP] » 9/14/09 4:30pm 9/14/09 4:30pm