Tag: concussion

Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

BY JIMMY GOLEN BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The injury, which was not reported by the team, left her worried about how long he should continue to play football. Asked if she wanted the New England Patriots quarterback to retire, Bundchen expressed concern “as a wife” in an interview on “CBS This Morning” that aired Wednesday. “He had a concussion last year. He has concussions pretty much every …” she said, before cutting herself off. “I mean,...

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Texas to launch massive youth-athlete concussion study

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — This week, Texas will launch what state officials say is the nation’s largest effort to track brain injuries among young athletes. The University Interscholastic League, Texas’ governing body for public high school sports, is partnering with the O’Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center for the project, from which they hope to gauge whether rules or equipment changes are improving player safety and what more can be done to protect athletes. A state as large as Texas, which has more than 800,000 public high school athletes, would be a key step in developing a...

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Penguins star Sidney Crosby diagnosed with concussion

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with another concussion and there is no timetable for his return. General manager Jim Rutherford made the announcement Monday as the team prepared for its regular-season opener Thursday night at home against Washington. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters that Crosby was concussed at practice Friday and said there is no timing for return of the two-time Stanley Cup champion and the reigning playoff MVP who led Team Canada to a World Cup of Hockey title two weeks ago. Crosby sat out a preseason game Saturday against Columbus because he wasn’t feeling...

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Newton misses 2nd straight day of practice with concussion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was not at the start of practice for the second straight day while dealing with a concussion. Derek Anderson continues to take first-team reps, with Joe Webb the backup. Anderson is 2-0 as a starter since coming to the Panthers as a free agent in 2011. Both wins came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whom the Panthers host Monday night. Newton, the 2015 league MVP, has taken several shots to the head this season, including four in the season opener against the Denver Broncos. But it was a hit Newton took...

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Blood test for concussions? Researchers report some progress

CHICAGO (AP) — New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions. It suggests that a protein linked with head trauma may be present in blood up to a week after injury, which could help diagnose patients who delay seeking treatment. The study involved patients at one hospital in Florida and the results are preliminary — a concussion blood test based on the two proteins studied or on other so-called biomarkers under review is likely at least a few years away from routine use. But the new findings “are a substantial step”...

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