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Academy Seminar Spreads the Word on Injury Protection

Concussions have garnered a lot of press lately as a major source of injuries to athletes.   The NFL has been cracking down on violent...

Local Families Demonstrate after New Study Shows Youth Concussions Rising

(Editor’s Note. This article was sent out for general release.  It was forwarded to the Digest by Dr. Ric Esposito, Chair of Sports Medicine...

New Concussion Bill Popular With Coaches

(Editor’s Note.  This article first appeared on the Your Norwin blog, a service of the Norwin Star newspaper.  This blog can be located online...

We Need to Listen to Our Young People

Like most kids with raw talent, Eli began his athletic career playing catch in the yard. It was clear from his earliest days he...

It’s Time to KO Concussions

Editor’s Note.  This is one in a series of articles posted on The Sport Digest blog in recent weeks.  The Digest will continue to...

Dave Duerson’s Death: Symptom or Coincidence?

As the clock ticks down to the March 3, 11:59 p.m. Eastern National Football League deadline for the players and owners to reach an...

Preventing Head Injury: Should We be Talking about Rules or Helmets?

Helmet-to-helmet collisions in the National Football League (NFL) have been a major topic of discussion during the 2010 season. One factor that has not...

Coaches and Parents Should Take Concussion More Seriously

Recent reports have indicated that concussion rates in young athletes are on the rise. However, many scholars are concerned that we may not be...

Concussed High School Athletes Who Receive Neuropsychological Testing Sidelined Longer

When computerized neuropsychological testing is used, high school athletes suffering from a sports-related concussion are less likely to be returned to play within one...

Visger Rules – Recommended Changes to NFL Rules

Knowledge comes from formal learning and research, along with first-hand experience. George Visger, who played defensive tackle for the University of Colorado in the...

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