Frank Gifford Suffered From Brain Illness Related To Football ConcussionsThe family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.
U.S. Soccer Recommends Ban On Headers By Youngest Players As Part Of New Concussion ProtocolsThe U.S. Soccer Federation is recommending a ban on headers for players 10 and under, limits for players between 11 and 13 and having medical professionals rather than coaches make decisions on whether players suspected of concussions can remain in games.
Bay Area Star's Hit Helped Usher In NFL's New 'Edelman' Concussion Rule49ers Quarterback Blaine Gabbert took a hard blow to the head from linebacker Philip Wheeler and came out to be checked for a concussion during Sunday’s game, and a rule that stemmed from a Bay Area player’s injury nearly kept him sidelined.
Former KPIX 5 Sports Director Wayne Walker Suffering From Parkinson's Linked To NFL CareerA former National Football League star and longtime KPIX broadcaster has chosen to speak out about his personal struggle – one of the biggest challenges facing a growing number of former NFL players.
Former Cal Football Player Sues University Over Head InjuriesA former player on the Cal Bears football team is suing the university over concussions he sustained on the field.
Study: Young Football Players Get Fewer Head Injuries When Their Coaches Know Proper Tackling FundamentalsThe data showed players who competed for coaches with training in USA Football's "Heads-Up Football" program were better protected than those who did not.
Daily Madden: NFL Concussions Are Down, But Not OutJohn Madden says the NFL appears to be making progress in the effort to reduce player concussions.
3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To ConcussionsTo many-a-fan's dismay, some players were noticeably 'out of it' and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
Judge Approves New NFL Concussion SettlementA federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.
Daily Madden: High School Football Practice Limits Need More StudyA bill awaiting Governor Brown's signature would place strict limits on high school football practice.
Daily Madden: Reducing Curveball Pitching For Young Arms; Youth ConcussionsA new report on the growing numbers of torn ligaments and the resulting surgeries among Major League Baseball pitchers is raising some eyebrows among youth baseball coaches and parents.
KCBS Sports Fans: Earth to NFL - Time To Get Serious