Concussion

Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders

Daily Madden: iPad App To Help NFL Test For Concussions

A sideline iPad app will help coaches and trainers determine if players have suffered a concussion in NFL games next season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/27/2013

Aldon Smith (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

49ers Respond To Obama’s Concerns About Football Safety

Several San Francisco 49ers said they would have no problem if their sons played football, even though President Barack Obama has questioned the safety of the game.

01/28/2013

Chicago Bears v San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Vernon Davis Returns To Practice; Not Yet Cleared To Play

Vernon Davis is anxious to get back on the field with the San Francisco 49ers and help them build momentum for the playoffs during Sunday’s regular-season finale against Arizona.

12/28/2012

San Francisco 49ers v St. Louis Rams

KCBS Sports Fans: The Future Is Now At 49ers QB Position

It’s now clear that Alex Smith’s concussion was merely the trigger mechanism for something San Francisco head coach Harbaugh planned to do eventually anyway: install Colin Kaepernick as the 49ers’ starting quarterback.

12/03/2012

Alex Smith

Concussion To Sideline Smith For Monday Night Matchup With Bears

Jay Cutler, the Bears’ starting quarterback, is already out for Monday night against the 49ers, a game which airs locally at 5:30 p.m. on CBS 5. And his San Francisco counterpart, Alex Smith, is set to join him on the sideline, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms.

11/19/2012

Former 49er linebacker Terry Tatulo (CBS)

Former 49er Ends Up Homeless After Career-Ending Concussions

Terry Tautolo, a nine-year NFL linebacker who was a member of the San Francisco 49ers during the beginning of their dynasty, has been lived in a tunnel under the freeway much of the time since he retired.

11/14/2012

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with head coach Mike Tomlin against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on November 12, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: A Bad Week For Quarterbacks

The Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 in overtime in Pittsburgh Monday night, but lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a shoulder injury in the third quarter.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/13/2012

St Louis Rams v San Francisco 49ers

49ers’ Smith Threw TD Pass With Blurred Vision

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Sunday’s 24-24 tie against the Rams while playing with blurred vision before coming out with a concussion.

11/12/2012

Patrick Willis #52, NaVorro Bowman #53 and Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers tackle Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions during the second quarter of the NFL game at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Study Finds Elevated Brain Disease Risk For NFL Veterans; League Donates $30M For Research

A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on.

09/05/2012

A view of warm-ups prior to a game between the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion in San Jose. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Teen Canucks Fan Claims She Was Attacked At Sharks Game

San Jose police are investigating a 16-year-old girl’s report that she was assaulted during a Sharks game at HP Pavilion while wearing the opposing team’s jersey.

12/30/2011

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