Tag Archives: soccer

Episode 172: How can we better support the mental health of college athletes?

How can we better support the mental health of college athletes? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Ohio State defensive tackle Kosta Karageorge, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, and German soccer player Daniel Engelbrecht. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

The females deserve grass soccer fields for Women’s World Cup

More than 40 elite female soccer players are set to sue FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association. The players – including U.S. stars Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan as well as FIFA Player of the Year Nadine Angerer – demand that FIFA and the CSA reverse their decision to play next year’s Women’s World Cup, to be held in Canada, on natural grass instead of artificial turf.Continue Reading

New sideline tests could improve concussion assessments

A star wide receiver crosses the field and makes a leaping catch late in the game against his high school’s biggest rival. Before his feet hit the ground, the opposing free safety, running full speed, crushes him. The force of the defender’s shoulder hitting his chest snaps his head back. Now he’s lying flat on his back, motionless. Athletic trainers rush to his aid and help him to his feet. While noticeably groggy, he manages to slowly walk off the field. Now the team doctor and athletic trainer must quickly decide whether the injured player suffered a concussion. Continue Reading

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