Concussions

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

Tim Brown #81 of the Oakland Raiders rests as he soaks in the sunshine against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 48-21. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Tim Brown’s ‘Weird’ Super Bowl Allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown is claiming former coach Bill Callahan sabotaged Oakland’s chances of winning the Super Bowl ten years ago by making late changes in the game […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/23/2013

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HealthWatch: Study Links Concussions To Permanent Brain Damage

In the biggest study of its kind, researchers at Boston University analyzed the brains of deceased athletes and veterans (all of who had history of repeated head trauma), and found more than 80 percent had signs of CTE, or Traumatic Brain Encephalopathy.

12/03/2012

Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions runs for a 36 yard gain after a short pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 during the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Jahvid Best Honored For His Battle With Concussions

Former Cal star and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best was honored Tuesday with the NFL’s Ed Block Courage award for his “steadfast dedication and determination” in trying to return to the field after suffering two more concussions last season. Best hasn’t played since game six last year, and is sidelined through this season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/28/2012

Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is attended to after taking a hard hit against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter at FedExField on October 7, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. Robert Griffin III left the game after the hit. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: RG3 Needs To Learn To Protect Himself

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was cleared for practice this week after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons. He left the game after he was hit hard when running with the ball near the sideline.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/10/2012

Deon Grant of the New York Giants is tended to by the Giants medical training staff. (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

SF 49ers Co-Owner Lauds New Technology Aimed At Limiting Concussions

Speaking at the Commonwealth Club, Dr. John York said the league hopes to have new technology in place by the beginning of next year.

08/30/2012

High school football

Group Launches Statewide Effort To Prevent Head Injuries Among Young Athletes

This comes as high school football season is getting set to begin in and around the Bay Area.

08/22/2012

Dennis Allen (NFL/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Challenges For New Raiders Coach

The Oakland Raiders have hired 39-year-old Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head coach. Allen is the Raiders sixth head coach in the last ten years.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/25/2012

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)

GameDay: NFL Injuries

Earlier this week several former NFL players filed a lawsuit against the league over brain injuries that they say left them struggling with medical problems years after their playing days ended.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/24/2011

NFL Power Rankings

Daily Madden: Is Alex Smith A Pro-Bowler?

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Alex Smith, the sixth-rated quarterback in the conference, should be one of the three NFC Pro Bowl QBs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/21/2011

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