Sports medicine

October 30, 2017 - 4:01 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — No. 12 Washington has lost another significant piece of its offense with freshman tight end Hunter Bryant expected to be out indefinitely after suffering a left leg injury in last weekend's victory over UCLA. Washington coach Chris Petersen said Monday that doctors are still...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly follows the action during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Kuechly participated in all of practice for the second straight day Thursday, and coach Ron Rivera remains optimistic the three-time All-Pro will be cleared to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini via AP, FIle)
October 26, 2017 - 6:30 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The potential return of middle linebacker Luke Kuechly to the Panthers starting lineup on Sunday has been greeted with a mixture of excitement and concern by teammates and coaches. Kuechly participated in all of practice for the second straight day Thursday, and coach Ron...
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October 21, 2017 - 12:38 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting dozens of athletes are pushing to have his trial moved out of the Lansing area. The Lansing State Journal reports that attorneys representing Larry Nassar filed a change-of-venue request...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, a pop-up medical tent is shown on the sideline during an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. This year, the NFL mandated the tents on every sideline at every stadium. They're used mostly for concussion testing or for quick medical work that does not require a trip to the locker room. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
October 19, 2017 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A player gets hurt on the field, walks or is helped to the sideline, and then goes camping? Not exactly. Those blue tents fans see popping up near the bench area at NFL games are for medical purposes only. And get this: The pro game, which rarely copies anything from the college...
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Former Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy speaks with U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, after a forum with House Democrats on head injuries in football Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Levy told members of Congress that most NFL players still don't understand the risk of chronic brain disease from the routine hits that occur on every play. (AP Photo/Ben Nuckols)
October 13, 2017 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents should be informed before they sign up their kids to play football that the sport can cause long-term neurological damage, even to players who don't have obvious concussion symptoms, NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson told a congressional panel on Friday. Carson, other former...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 1969 file photo, Chelsea's Eddie McCreadie, second right, kicks clear from scrimmage in front West Bromwich's Jeff Astle, left, during the English League Division one soccer match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London. The family of former England striker Jeff Astle, whose death at age 59 in 2002 was attributed to repeatedly heading heavy, leather balls, has been pushing for better protection for modern players. (AP Photo/Robert Rider, file)
October 03, 2017 - 6:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Earning a place in a Premier League club's academy offers an irresistible path to fame, glory and wealth. Parents, though, are becoming increasingly aware of the potential health risks their children will be exposed to. At Manchester City, offering reassurance and trying to allay...
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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) is helped after an injury against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. Broncos coach Vance Joseph says rookie tackle Garett Bolles' left leg injury isn't as serious as first feared. Joseph says Bolles has a bone bruise in his lower left leg and is week to week. The Broncos' first-round draft pick was injured in Denver's win over Dallas.(AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
September 21, 2017 - 6:59 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — With Jamaal Charles barreling toward the end zone, Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles felt someone kick his left leg, sending a searing jolt through his body and a sense of foreboding into his heart. Was his rookie season really over already? Pounding the grass in frustration...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL players now eligible for payments under the league's $1 billion concussion settlement said Tuesday they've found evidence that unscrupulous third-party providers are trying to take advantage of players with significant brain damage. Christopher Seeger, a...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL players now eligible for payments under the league's $1 billion concussion settlement said Tuesday they've found evidence that unscrupulous third-party providers are trying to take advantage of players with significant brain damage. Christopher Seeger, a...
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September 18, 2017 - 4:08 pm
A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she's concerned about "deceptive practices" by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody will hold a hearing in Philadelphia on...
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