January 1, 2012 |
When Willie Mitchell suffered a concussion almost two years ago, getting back to hockey became secondary to living a normal life. "It's tough. You can't do anything. You can't read. You can't drive your car. It hurts," said Mitchell, the Kings defenseman who was then with the Vancouver Canucks. "Living in pain, it's almost like, I always say, it's like a snippet into a terminal illness, so to speak. It gives you a little snippet because not only physically it bothers you. But it's also the emotional aspect of it, as well as that.
December 3, 2009
NFL teams now have new, stricter instructions for when players should be allowed to return to games or practices after head injuries, guidelines that go into effect this week. In the latest step by the league to address a hot-button issue, Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the 32 clubs Wednesday saying a player who gets a concussion should not return to action on the same day if he shows certain signs or symptoms. Those include an inability to remember assignments or plays, a gap in memory, persistent dizziness, and persistent headaches.
December 6, 2009 |
Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger, the winning quarterback in last February's Super Bowl, absorbed a violent blow to the head two weeks ago, suffered a concussion and sat out last weekend's game. Arizona's Kurt Warner, his Super Bowl counterpart, also was sidelined last weekend by a concussion he suffered a week before. And Cleveland's Jamal Lewis, the last player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, is dealing with a similar head injury that has ended his year -- and perhaps his career.
October 31, 1997 |
The up-and-down Long Beach StingRays were up Thursday against the Philadelphia Rage, winning, 90-72, after achieving a 50-19 turnaround midway through the game. The game was played in a cradle of East Coast basketball, the 70-year-old, 8,700-seat Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania, before 1,521. They braved hundreds of chanting, placard-bearing pro-Tibet demonstrators protesting the presence of China President Jiang Zemin, visiting next door to the Palestra.
September 13, 2010 |
Los Angeles Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines the fallout from Week 1 and how it could affect Week 2: Kevin Kolb and Stewart Bradley didn't have legs, but their stories do. The two Philadelphia Eagles starters — Kolb the quarterback, Bradley the middle linebacker — now find themselves in the middle of the NFL's concussion controversy. Both players suffered concussions in the second quarter of the opener against Green Bay, yet both were cleared to re-enter the game — seemingly in direct conflict with the league's new policy, which bans players who show any signs of a concussion from rejoining a game or practice the same day. After brief stints on the sideline and cursory checkups from the Eagles training staff, both Kolb and Bradley came back into the game and played the remainder of the second quarter.
September 13, 2010 |
Anyone looking for information on the health of Houston quarterback Case Keenum will have to wait longer — maybe until kickoff at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night. The Heisman Trophy hopeful, his team preparing to face UCLA, was still recovering Monday from what was being called a mild concussion suffered against Texas El Paso last week. "We're following our concussion management plan and his status is day-to-day," Coach Kevin Sumlin said on a conference call with reporters.
January 31, 2012 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 24-16-10, Blue Jackets 13-31-6. Record vs. Blue Jackets: 1-1. Update: Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi said that concussed forward Simon Gagne has made "marginal progress. " Gagne, who has a history of head injuries, suffered the concussion Dec. 26 against the Phoenix Coyotes and has missed 14 games. "Is he close to playing?" Lombardi said.
March 19, 2003 |
Any day now the Kings will make official what has been suspected for weeks: Jason Allison and Adam Deadmarsh won't play again this season. Suffering from post-concussion symptoms, the top-line forwards are not close to returning to the lineup and after the Kings are mathematically eliminated from the playoff chase the club will announce that their seasons have ended. "There's no sense taking a risk," Coach Andy Murray said. For the same reason, No.
August 26, 2010 |
The Kings bolstered their defensive numbers by signing Willie Mitchell to a two-year deal worth $3.5 million a season. Mitchell, 33, played with the Vancouver Canucks the last three seasons. He was limited to 48 games in 2009-10 and missed the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion during a Jan. 16 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mitchell had four goals and 12 points. The 12-year NHL veteran was offered a one-year deal, heavy with bonuses, by the Canucks, according to media reports.
February 8, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - He was the NHL's golden boy, "Sid the Kid," long before he scored the golden goal at Vancouver in 2010 that restored Canada's supremacy at the game it claims as its own. Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was 22 when he added an Olympic gold medal to the Stanley Cup title he had won eight months earlier and his future appeared to be limitless. The Crosby who will lead defending champion Canada against Norway at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Thursday, isn't a kid anymore.