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Chris Borland (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Borland To Return Over $400,000 To 49ers Following Early Retirement

Ex-49er linebacker Chris Borland decided to walk away from football last week, and he has since confirmed to CBS that he’ll leave some of his money behind.

03/23/2015

Chris Borland (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Ex-49er Borland On Concussion, Brain Damage Fears: ‘Too Many Tragedies For Me To Be Comfortable Playing’

(CBS News) — “Too much unknown” is prompting Chris Borland, one of the most promising NFL rookies, to retire from football after one season with the San Francisco 49ers. The 24-year-old linebacker’s announcement brought the […]

03/19/2015

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Tre Mason #27 of the St. Louis Rams is tackled by Chris Borland #50 of the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Linebacker Chris Borland Retiring Over Concussion Concerns

49ers linebacker Chris Borland has decided to call it quits after just one season in the league over health concerns, reports ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

03/16/2015

Football helmets used by high school teams (KPIX)

Newer, Better High School Football Helmets Still No Guarantee Against Brain Injuries

“If you move from a one-star helmet to some of the better four and five star helmets, you cut your concussion rate in half.” KPIX 5’s comprehensive database reveals which helmets schools are using, and why some may be putting some students at greater risk of brain injuries.

10/02/2014

Former 49er Terry Tautolo. (Source: CBS13)

Former 49er Who Became Homeless After Football Career Gets Help From Past Coach

A former 49er who was part of the team’s first Super Bowl win in 1981 was left homeless after concussions ended his NFL career, and left him homeless is getting his life back thanks to a coach.

08/18/2014

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

NFL Agrees To Remove Cap On Concussion Damages

The NFL has agreed to remove a cap on concussion-related damages after a judge questioned whether a proposed settlement provided enough money to cover retired players.

06/25/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Wide receiver Percy Harvin #11 of the Seattle Seahawks is on the field after free safety Rafael Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints was called for an unnneccesary roughness penalty in the first quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Harvin Out For NFC Championship

Just like in the regular season Percy Harvin’s return to the field in the postseason was short lived as Harvin will not be playing against San Francisco this weekend.

01/18/2014

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. (NBAE/Getty Images)

Warriors’ Curry Out Vs. Grizzlies With ‘Mild’ Concussion

Stephen Curry will not play for the Golden State Warriors against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night because of what the team is calling a “mild concussion.”

11/19/2013

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Pro Sports Paying The Price For Legacy Of Violence

It’s a real quandary for the NFL, which has marketed its brand of sanctioned mayhem for many a year. Now, the league is trying to ease away from the madness a bit, imposing heavier fines on players who deliver blows to the head. The unintended consequence may be more injuries to the knees of players as tacklers aim lower.

11/13/2013

Raiders Quarterbacks Football

Raiders’ Pryor Making Progress From Concussion, Closer To Being Cleared

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor took another step in his recovery from a concussion and faces one final test before getting clearance to play Sunday.

09/27/2013

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