Posts Tagged ‘sports-related brain injuries’

By On April 4th, 2016

Equestrian Sports Are The Leading Cause of Sports-Related TBI

When we talk about brain injuries in sports, most people think about football, or possibly hockey. Maybe if you are more of a traditionalist you think of boxing, where chronic traumatic encephalopathy first started being recognized. These sports stay at the heart of the conversation of how to protect athlete’s brains. Despite this, a new…


By On February 12th, 2016

Concussions Take The Spotlight On WWE As Daniel Bryan Retires

The concussion crisis has left practically no sport untouched, as football, hockey, soccer, and basketball are all dealing with the potential long-term dangers of repeated sports-related brain injuries. The same can also be said for professional wrestling. Whether you agree the mix of entertainment and athletics counts as a sport, there is no denying professional…


By On September 9th, 2015

Packers Rookie Retires After Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries have ended countless careers in professional athletics before they began, but few of these injured athletes were forced to make the decision right as their dreams were coming true. Adrian Coxson was an undrafted free agent rookie from Stony Brook signed with the Green Bay Packers in May and was preparing for…


By On May 27th, 2015

Concussions Plague Pro Bull Riding Despite The Use of Helmets

For bull riders, serious injuries come with the occupation. Still, doctors, riders, and researchers are quickly becoming concerned about just how prevalent brain injuries are within the sport. The Professional Bull Riders’ circuit made several steps over a decade ago to try to limit the number of brain injuries experienced in the sport but many…


By On January 13th, 2015

Study Shows More Children Seeking Concussion Treatment

As the long-term risks associated with repeated concussions have become more widely known, numerous laws have been enacted across the country to protect student athletes. According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, the laws appear to be working as researchers found a large increase in treatment for traumatic brain injury and TBI-related injuries.…


By On September 4th, 2014

The NFL Releases Study Claiming Concussion Rates are Falling

With so much scrutiny on the NFL’s every decision, it makes sense that the league would be in a rush to share their annual Health and Safety report which says concussions decreased overall during the 2013 season. The report says concussions are down 13-percent from the previous year and the number of concussions coming from…


By On August 25th, 2014

Just How Many Concussions Is Too Many?

Concussion protocols for sports have come a long way over the past few years at both professional and school levels. Included in just about every one of these guidelines is a rule that mandates how long a player must be removed from competition and practice after being diagnosed with a concussion or traumatic brain injury.…


By On August 11th, 2014

Brain Injured Soccer Players Are At Higher Risk For Other Injuries

Despite girl’s soccer having one of the highest rates of brain injuries behind football, it wasn’t until this year’s World Cup that the sports community became concerned about the management of concussions in the game. Almost certainly thanks to a few brutal collisions and seemingly obvious – though still not confirmed – brain injuries, people…

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