There are exercise programs that have been designed to prevent ACL tears. They involve strengthening and balance exercises, as well as training in jumping and landing techniques.
As the number of prominent NFLers — including Denver quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor — entering the league’s concussion protocol made a jump last week, there was one inevitable question among fans. How soon will they be back?
“It is still a big deal in my mind to aggressively monitor symptoms during a gradual return to play."
The students who have studied under Doug Casa's direction and the athletes for whose safety he has advocated should be thankful for his passion.
Today, we go to the mailbag to answer some reader questions.
On July 17, New York Jets passing game specialist Gregg Knapp, 58, was riding his bike near his home in Danville, California, when he was struck by a car in a busy intersection.
Elite physical achievement is what draws our undivided attention to professional sports.
Play football, hockey, and/or soccer long enough and your chances of developing a neurodegenerative condition, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, increases steadily.
The Q-collar is a device actually shaped like a C that is worn around the neck and supposedly offers some level of protection to the brain during contact sports.
A local doctor, and former podiatrist for Notre Dame athletics, believe there's no reason to worry in Patrick Mahomes' health moving forward.
Sports medicine takes a look at how different levels are limiting hits to the head and concussions.
For those who are counting, this is surgery number five to Woods’ low back. It had been nearly four years since the previous one.
Just before the season started, the league updated its concussion protocol. The document lists observable signs as indicative of concussion, independent of how the player says he feels.
Last week, the University of Maryland revealed that it had settled on $3.5M, in the wake of the death of Terrapin offensive lineman Jordan McNair, more than two years ago.
For many of the players, suiting up was about love of the game but, in the upcoming CFP championship, many of the combatants have also been motivated by the pursuit of riches — those to be found in the NFL.
Seen through the lens of these stories, one might surmise that this year in sports medicine has been dominated by miracles.
“Despite knowing for decades that pain and behavior are intimately connected, mental health remains taboo for many Americans.”
News of such sudden schedule changes and medical concerns have come to dominate the sports pages.
In the spirit of the season and to honor the memory of either or both of these men, please be generous.