“Football is the most popular sport in the world,” reads the opening line in an article forwarded to me by Medscape last month.
The NFL and GE announced 16 winning groups in the first round of their $20 million “Head Health Challenge” just six days ago. Looking at the list of winners, three are from outside the United States. Among the American groups, 12 states are represented.
While the snow piles up around us, here’s a happy thought to sustain you: spring training is just more than a month away at the professional level.
For all the ongoing angst involving concussion, the injury is almost always far less debilitating than a torn ACL in the knee.
This time a year ago, I was writing about all the remarkable comebacks that had occurred in 2012: the Colts and Chuck Pagano, the Broncos and Peyton Manning, and the Vikings and Adrian Peterson.
For the last 19 years around this time, in this space, I have given thanks for and to the officials who keep our games safer than they otherwise would be.
If you saw the Sunday Special in this section two days ago, you learned how unwise it is to specialize in one sport at the youth and high school levels. As reported by Times sports writer Hillary Smith, the data is pretty clear.
Contrary to what the talking heads on ESPN said over the weekend, Derrick Rose did not suffer another torn “ligament” or a torn “medical” meniscus.
From Friday night in suburban Indianapolis to Sunday afternoon in Chicago, sports medics had their hands full last weekend — with the athletes being the least of their worries.
It's just more than three years since I last wrote about this topic, but with the circumstances of the last two weeks, it demands attention again.
With the end of the baseball season last week, fans of the game are now looking forward to a 2014 season which will introduce expanded video review of close and controversial calls. In 2013, umpires were allowed to see video only to review home run calls — whether the ball actually cleared t…
This column was supposed to be a follow-up to last week's regarding mental health issues among collegiate athletes. However, recent events sometimes have a way of taking over one's best laid plans.
INDIANAPOLIS | Since the turn of century, the biggest concerns among sports medics have been ACL injuries — particularly in women — concussions, elbow injuries — particularly among pitchers — heat illness, steroids, spinal injuries, and conditions which might cause sudden cardiac arrest. Exc…
Driving home Saturday night after watching Butler play Dartmouth, my daughter and I were listening to the radio when Frank Sinatra's “Fly Me to the Moon” came on.
Leo Durocher managed the Cubs from 1966-72. However, it was in 1948 while managing the Brooklyn Dodgers, he is credited with having said, “Nice guys finish last.”
Last month, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment issued a statement that voids its certification of any helmet modified by an external padding system.
Late last month the Times received a press release from the Atlanta manufacturer of Guardian Cap, “a device that was invented to reduce helmet collision momentum transfer.”
Last week in this space, I wondered why youth baseball leagues didn't uniformly use reduced injury factor baseballs and why they don't have automated external defibrillators on hand at each field.
Athletes affected by head, heat and heart injuries or conditions attract immediate attention in the media.
This week has been designated Lightning Safety Week by the National Weather Service. It comes not a moment too soon, leading into next month, which is the most dangerous of the year when it comes to lightning-related injuries and fatalities in the United States.
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