Concussions

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Scott McLaughlin
January 11, 2019 - 10:45 am
Sadly, this announcement isn't surprising. In a statement to TSN's Darren Dreger , Rick Nash's agent, Joe Resnick, announced that the 34-year-old forward is retiring from the NHL due to "unresolved issues/symptoms" resulting from the concussion he suffered as a member of the Bruins last March. "Due...
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Alex Reimer
April 30, 2018 - 1:40 pm
Another landmark study says pre-teens who play tackle football are far likelier to experience crippling cognitive issues than their peers. On average, kids who take part in tackle football before age 12 are faced with neurological problems 13.39 years earlier than those who play at 12 or older,...
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Alex Reimer
March 29, 2018 - 10:25 am
Up to this point, the NFL’s player safety initiatives have tweaked how the game is played. But the league’s latest rule change, and a mandate from the competition committee, could dramatically overhaul football as we know it –– and not for the better. At the NFL annual meetings this week, league...
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Alex Reimer
March 22, 2018 - 11:29 am
The last few years have not been good for football. Suicidal ex-players keep coming forward to talk about their mangled brains and destroyed lives. The NFL’s dark history of suppressing concussion research has been revealed, with thousands of former players successfully suing the league for more...
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WEEI
Alex Reimer
March 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Roughly 100 different players were members of the Patriots’ first three Super Bowl-winning teams, which captured three Lombardi trophies in four seasons from 2002-2005. And now, according to a report from the Boston Globe, almost half of those players say they’re experiencing symptoms related to...
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Lucy Burdge
March 04, 2018 - 8:43 am
Charles Barkley hosted SNL this week and was joined by Alex Rodriguez for a sketch highlighting the NFL’s concussion problem. Video of The Champions - SNL In the fictional show, “The Champions,” Kenan Thompson played a retired football player while Rodriguez and Barkley played themselves and the...
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Alex Reimer
September 27, 2017 - 3:53 pm
Boston University researchers have discovered a key biomarker for CTE that may allow scientists to diagnose the degenerative brain disease in living patients. Currently, it can only be diagnosed posthumously. The scientific breakthrough could change the landscape of football, and the NFL, forever...
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Lucy Burdge
September 22, 2017 - 8:23 am
Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Boston at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI) MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 7:35 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Cleveland at Seattle...
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Alex Reimer
September 21, 2017 - 10:50 pm
Aaron Hernandez’s estate faces long odds in its case against the NFL. But this could still be the most damaging litigation the league has ever faced. Boston University’s CTE Center revealed Thursday that Hernandez was found to have Stage 3 of the degenerative brain disease. Researchers concluded it...
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Elvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
September 20, 2017 - 10:58 am
Kids are barred from partaking in some risky activities and behavior. They aren’t allowed to drive until they’re 16 and can’t purchase most firearms until they’re 18. Harmful substances, such as alcohol and tobacco, are kept out of the hands of children as well. It’s time to consider whether tackle...
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