February 26, 2014 |
A screening test for concussion that can be performed quickly on the sidelines was able to detect mild traumatic brain injury in about 4 in 5 college athletes who had sustained a concussion, a forthcoming study has found. The King-Devick test capitalizes on a subtle but important symptom of brain injury: a disruption in the eyes' ability to travel smoothly across a page, and to shift direction upon the brain's command. In a new study conducted on male and female athletes at the University of Florida, most subjects who took the King-Devick test soon after suffering a concussion showed reductions in speed and accuracy that were marked enough to reveal mild traumatic brain injury.
October 27, 2012 |
Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver by a mile, admitted he was anxious and frightened when he first began dealing with a concussion following a crash three weeks ago at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. But the veteran Sprint Cup racer also said he was glad that he took all the precautionary steps that led to his return to the track this weekend in Martinsville, Va. “Some concussions are really bad, and I don't care how tough you think you are, when your mind is not working the way it is supposed to, it scares the [expletive]
December 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who canceled an overseas trip this week due to a stomach virus, suffered a concussion after she fainted, the State Department said Saturday. Clinton, who has said she plans to step down shortly, fainted after she became dehydrated due to the virus, the department said in a statement. She is recovering at home and being monitored by doctors. “She will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with department and other officials.
December 13, 2010 |
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is beginning the evaluation protocol for his second concussion this season. His availability for Sunday's game at New England remains unclear. Rodgers left Sunday's loss at Detroit shortly after he was hit hard on back-to-back plays in the second quarter, a scramble and a sack. He was replaced by Matt Flynn . Rodgers also suffered a concussion in Green Bay's loss at Washington on Oct. 10. He played against Miami the following week and has not missed a game since taking over as the Packers' starter in 2008.
June 7, 2012 |
As a head-bashing NFL fullback, Kevin Turner was once knocked into such a daze that he wasn't sure whether he was playing a football game or had just crawled out of bed. "In the Green Bay game, I had been out there and had played a couple series," said Turner, 42, recalling when he played for the Philadelphia Eagles. "Come back and I'm talking to [quarterback] Bobby Hoying on the sidelines. Felt like I had just woke up, and I'm asking him, 'Are we in Green Bay or are we in Philly?
January 18, 2008 |
As many as 20% of U.S. combat troops leave Iraq or Afghanistan with signs of a concussion, and some do not realize they need treatment, Army officials said. Concussion is a common term for mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI. While the Army has a handle on treating more severe brain injuries, it is "challenged to understand, diagnose and treat military personnel who suffer with mild TBI," said Brig. Gen. Donald Bradshaw.
September 28, 2009 |
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is back home after spending the night in the hospital with a concussion. How long before he plays again is now the big question facing the Gators. Tebow was released from a Lexington, Ky., hospital Sunday morning, about 12 hours after sustaining a concussion in the Gators' 41-7 victory at Kentucky. He was held for precautionary reasons and tests. "Tim is doing fine this morning," said Coach Urban Meyer , who stayed behind with Tebow. "His CT scans came back and indicated that Tim suffered a concussion."
December 27, 2009 |
It has been a while since a Lakers player sat out a game because of an off-court injury, but it happened Saturday when Ron Artest stayed in Los Angeles because of a concussion he suffered at home, according to the Lakers and Artest's agent. There was some confusion over the details of Artest's injury, although a team spokesperson clarified that the 30-year-old forward fell down a flight of stairs while carrying a box and didn't trip over a box, as was believed earlier in the day. Artest injured his elbow and needed stitches in the back of his head.
January 14, 2013 |
Pau Gasol will not be available for the Lakers on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, as he is still trying to recover from the concussion he suffered on Jan. 6 against the Denver Nuggets. This will be Gasol's 13th missed game this year, fifth with the concussion. The Lakers expect to start Earl Clark in his place alongside Dwight Howard, who returned on Sunday after being out with a shoulder injury. Gasol has played in 25 games this season. The Lakers record in that stretch is 12-13 (48%)