Archive: December 19, 2010 - December 25, 2010
The NFL still does not know how long a player should sit out after a concussion and the league should continue to research concussions and prevent players from returning to the field too soon.
By Leonard Shapiro | December 22, 2010; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)
New research on the effects of multiple concussions could help force the NFL to mandate longer rest periods to protect their players from absorbing more punishment.
By Dr. Matthew Prowler | December 21, 2010; 7:01 PM ET | Comments (1)
NFL players who suffer three concussions in one season should without a doubt be shut down for the rest of the year to prevent further injury.
By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | December 21, 2010; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (0)
Our best hope is for advances in the research on head trauma that will clarify football's risks -- but in the interim, fans must continue to push concussion awareness and treatment to the forefront of the NFL's consciousness.
By Michael Oriard | December 21, 2010; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)
Only when every player on the field realizes that concussions are injuries and plays the game that way will we finally see a reduction in these injuries.
By Dr. Mark Adickes | December 21, 2010; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (0)
Bringing players back to NFL action following a concussion must be a careful, deliberate and tempered process. Rushing a player like Austin Collie back too soon could result in permanent brain damage and an early ending to a career.
By Dawn Knight | December 21, 2010; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)