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Posts Tagged ‘TBI in football’

By On March 5th, 2018

Brett Favre says he suffered concussions from 90% of tackles

Brett Favre has infamously only been knocked out once in his 20-year professional football career. The moment came on his very last play, capping off a record-breaking career with a devastating blow. However, it wasn’t his only concussion. Losing consciousness is considered one of the trademark signs of a concussion, but loss-of-consciousness only occurs in…

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By On August 29th, 2017

Not every TBI is obvious – a high-school football player is in a coma after a “routine play”

When people think about traumatic brain injuries in football, they typically imagine highlight reel worthy collisions or spectacular tackles. Few realize even the most routine hits could trigger a life-threatening injury. A California high school football player provided the world with an unfortunate reminder of this reality recently, after he had to be placed in…

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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…

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By On December 4th, 2013

Five Former Kansas City Chiefs Players File Concussion Lawsuit

The NFL isn’t getting the respite from their concussion problems they hoped for after their landmark $765 million settlement with former players over how the league handled brain injuries. Multiple high profile documentary and journalistic efforts have brought the issue to public attention and the outcry has grown over the high rates of brain injuries…

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