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Concussions

The new protective cap for pitchers that MLB has approved for the 2014 season. (Photo courtesy: Vizion Group PR)

MLB OKs Protective Cap For Pitchers, Fit For Camp

Major League Baseball has approved a protective cap for pitchers, hoping to reduce the effects of being hit in the head by line drives.

01/28/2014

Rob Gronkowski suffered a season-ending knee injury after this hit by T.J. Ward of the Cleveland Browns on December 8, 2013. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tony Gonzalez References Rob Gronkowski & Calls On NFL To Change Hits To The Knees

Hall of Fame bound tight end Tony Gonzalez sees everything the NFL is doing to protect players from head injuries, but he believes that more can be done to protect against knee injuries as well.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/27/2013

Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Will Independent Arbitration Work For Shawn Thornton?

Although he hasn’t heard one way or the other, Haggs believes Thornton’s suspension is heading towards independent arbitration, so the two questions that remain are: What happens next? And will it work?

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/26/2013

Nate Solder of the New England Patriots. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Colvin On Nate Solder: Concussions Don’t Just Go Away In A Week

Former Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin joined the Toucher and Rich show Friday morning and expressed concern for the health of left tackle Nate Solder and his impact on the team.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/20/2013

John Hannah of the New England Patriots greets fans before the Class of 2008 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on August 2, 2008 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

John Hannah, Should Parents Let Their Kids Play Football? ‘Yes, But…’

Toucher and Rich were joined by Pro Football Hall of Famer and Patriots legend John Hannah on Friday morning.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/06/2013

High School Football

Survey Estimates Mass. High School Athletes Suffer 35K Concussions Each Year

Disturbing information has been released about high school athletes in Massachusetts and head injuries.

11/25/2013

(Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: Concussions In Youth Sports

Gresh and Zo took a look into the declining participation rates in youth football on Thursday’s show.

98.5 The Sports Hub–11/14/2013

Fenwick soccer players now wear headbands to prevent concussions. (WBZ-TV)

Bishop Fenwick Soccer Team Turns To Headbands To Prevent Concussions

It’s not a fashion statement but a piece of safety equipment that’s gaining popularity on a local soccer field.

10/02/2013

Center Rodney Hudson #61 of the Kansas City Chiefs gets set to snap the ball against the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: NFL Sunday Recap

Gresh and Zo took some time to discuss the NFL games from Sunday, and give their thoughts on concussions and the current hit penalties in NCAA and NFL.

98.5 The Sports Hub–09/16/2013

Roger Goodell  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Judge: NFL, Players To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

08/29/2013

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