Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
- Ex-NFL Players Sue Helmet Manufacturer
by Mark Kaboly July 2016
Former Steelers wide receiver Yancey Thigpen, along with 13 former football players, on Thursday filed a lawsuit in an Illinois court against one of the leading helmet manufacturers in the country.
- Study: Composition of Turf a Factor in Football Injuries
by Jason Scott July 2016
A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting showed that the infill weight of synthetic turf surfaces plays a role in the rate of injuries among high school football players.
- Former BYU Football Player Sues School, WAC, NCAA
by Jeff Call July 2016
A former BYU football player is suing BYU, the Western Athletic Conference and the NCAA for $5 million in damages for "their reckless disregard for the health and safety of generations of BYU student-athletes."
- Filters, Chlorination Failed Against Brain-Eating Amoeba
by Emery P. Dalesio and Tom Foreman Jr. July 2016
The rushing water channels at the U.S. National Whitewater Center had become so murky with debris that the chlorine and ultraviolet light that might have killed the a rare, brain-attacking amoeba didn't work, Dr. Michael Beach said Friday.
- Concussion Risk Has New Game: Water Polo
by By Courtney Perkes, Staff Writer July 2016
Water polo players, particularly goalies, might one day trade their caps for helmets now that a UC Irvine survey found that more than one-third of players reported suffering a concussion.
- Ex-Softball Player Sues Over Alleged Hazing
by Scott O'Connell June 2016
A former member of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s women’s softball team claims in a new lawsuit against the school she was permanently injured in a hazing ritual during spring training last year. Caroline Roch, who has since transferred to another school, also alleges the team’s head coach attempted to cover up the incident. In a civil complaint filed in Worcester Superior Court last week, the New Jersey resident is asking a jury to award her damages for negligence, saying she has spent $118,019 on medical expenses and other costs stemming from her injury, which has left her no longer able to play softball.
- Schools Push Against Specialization in Sports
by Eden Laase June 2016
As athletes begin to focus on a single sport at a young age, problems emerge. According to a new study by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, while not the only problem, this is one of the biggest issues facing youth athletes today.
- Center Hopes to Revolutionize Concussion Rehab
by Aaron Falk June 2016
The Provo-based Cognitive FX has provided care for numerous athletes and other patients dealing with lingering symptoms from concussions, and doctors there believe their rigorous rehabilitation program is on the cutting edge of treatment.
- College Soccer Player Drowns in Swimming Accident
by Dayton Daily News June 2016
Ohio State's men's soccer coach says one of his players drowned while swimming with some of his teammates at a lake outside Columbus.
- Duerson's Brother Advocates for Concussion Training
by Adrianna Pitrelli June 2016
After earning two Super Bowl rings during his 11 years in the NFL, David Duerson suffered from stage-four Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that is linked to concussions.