Concussion

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

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders watches as the ball is snapped over his head during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

QB Terrelle Pryor Limited At Practice For Raiders

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, three days after being knocked out with a concussion, and his status for Sunday’s game remains in question.

09/26/2013

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders gets sacked by defensive end Robert Ayers #91 and linebacker Shaun Phillips #90 of the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 23, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

NFL Players Association Investigates Terrelle Pryor’s Concussion, How Raiders Handled It

Terrelle Pryor’s concussion has brought on some problems for the Oakland Raiders and their coach Dennis Allen. Now the NFLPA is investigating if Pryor should have been brought back on the field after taking a vicious hit.

09/26/2013

Jaguars v Raiders

Pryor Still Not Practicing, Flynn Might Get Start As Raiders QB

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor is not practicing for the Oakland Raiders two days after suffering a concussion late in a loss to the Denver Broncos.

09/25/2013

Terrelle Pryor

Pryor Doesn’t ‘Remember Much’ From Monday Night

On Monday night, Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor got rocked while on a designed quarterback draw, left the game for evaluation and was ultimately diagnosed with a concussion. Come Tuesday morning, Pryor didn’t “remember much” about the loss.

09/24/2013

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders srambles to avoid Robert Ayers #91 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Pryor Offers More Hope For Raiders Fans

Though overshadowed by another exceptional game from Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor played well in a 37-21 Monday night loss. “He looks like he belongs there and the stage isn’t too big,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/24/2013

John Madden

Daily Madden: Changing The NFL ‘Hit’ Culture

“If you do a helmet-to-helmet, you probably aren’t going to get suspended,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/17/2013

Oakland Athletics (28-23)

Jaso’s Season With A’s In Jeopardy Due To Concussion

Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso is likely to be sidelined another three to four weeks and perhaps for the remainder of the season as he recovers from a lingering concussion.

08/19/2013

An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: New Sports Guidelines Suggest Individualized Concussion Care

The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn’t resume playing until they’ve been fully evaluated and cleared by a doctor or other professional with concussion expertise.

03/18/2013

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