Category Archives: Football

Sports injury posts associated with football

Is a radical new helmet design the answer to preventing concussions in football?

Much has changed about football over the years. Players are bigger, stronger and faster. The game emphasizes more high-speed passing attacks. The protective equipment, and helmets in particular, have not really changed since the 1960s. VICIS, a Seattle-based startup, looks to remake football helmets and possibly the future of the sport. Continue Reading

Spinal cord injuries in football and other sports: An interview with Dr. Frederick Mueller

Have catastrophic cervical spine injuries in sports decreased in the last twenty or thirty years? What can we do to protect the athletes who play football and other at-risk sports from suffering one of these injuries? I asked these questions to Dr. Frederick Mueller, the former director of the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. Continue Reading

Teaching kids to recognize the significance of concussions: An interview with Michael Timothy Duerson

A huge percentage of young athletes admit that they do or would hide symptoms of a concussion to stay in a game. We need to change that attitude to protect the long-term brain health of our kids. Michael Timothy Duerson, who heads up the the Dave Duerson Athletic Safety Fund, has terrific insight on this difficult problem. Continue Reading

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