Pro Football Hall of Fame Press Conference

Michael Irvin Recalls Visit With Jeff Lurie In The Hospital After Career Ending Injury

Michael Irvin says Jeff Lurie visited him in the hospital after his career ending injury.


(From left: moderator Andrew Brandt, director of Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova Law School; Taylor Twellman, former MLS all-star; Jim Nelson, former NFL linebacker; Keith Primeau, former Flyers captain; and Brian Westbrook, former Eagles running back.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Villanova Hosts Symposium On Concussions In Sports

A symposium today at Villanova University is discussing head injuries and brain trauma, and how they’re reshaping the world of sports.


Chris Pronger

Pronger: ‘I’m Just Trying To Get Healthy’

Chris Pronger said he’s focused on getting healthy, not returning to the ice or retiring.



Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis

CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalitis, is a term that meant very little to the vast majority of physicians before the last year or so but CTE is now a hot button issue in sports where head trauma is a significant risk.


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Junior Seau’s Family Suing The NFL Over Brain Injuries

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming his suicide was the result of football related brain injury.


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Vick, McCoy Ruled Out For Thursday

Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have been ruled out for the Eagles vs. Bengals game.



New Study Shows Lasting Effects In Children Who Suffer Concussions

NFL players and other professional athletes get most of the attention for concussions, but a new report from the Journal of Neuroscience says younger athletes are even more at risk.


(Michael Vick leaves the field after he was hit on a play in the first quarter of a preseason game against the New England Patriots.  credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Michael Vick Does Not Pass Concussion Test, Foles To Start

Michael Vick did not pass his concussion test, Nick Foles to start against Cowboys.


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Vick Has A ‘Pretty Significant’ Concussion, Foles Likely To Start

Michael Vick suffered a “pretty significant’ concussion and told the quarterback to stay home Monday and rest.


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NFL Players At Greater Risk Of Alzheimer’s And ALS, Study Says

Coinciding with the start of the NFL season, a new study sheds some light on how dangerous the sport can be for the men who play it for a living.


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NFL Pledges $30 Million For Medical Research

The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.


(Shannon Hetrick, BSN/RN, standing at right, is a trauma education and injury prevention coordintor at Abington Hospital.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Abington Teachers, Staff Get Training in Recognizing Concussions

Abington Memorial Hospital is teaming up with the Abington School District to educate coaches, trainers, health professionals, and other staff about a new Pennsylvania law designed to protect student athletes.


Nnamdi Asomugha $11 Million

Tests For Eagles CB Asomugha After Collision

Philadelphia cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was evaluated for a concussion after colliding with teammate Nate Allen during a training-camp session Monday.



Former Eagles Wide Receiver Fred Barnett Still Has Headaches Every Other Day

Fred Barnett played for the Philadelphia Eagles until 1995, and retired from the NFL in 1997, but 15 years later, he’s still feeling the effects of playing professional football.


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James Van Riemsdyk Could Miss 6-8 Weeks With Broken Foot

James Van Riemsdyk could miss up to two months of action with a broken foot.