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Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/11/2014

Cyclist (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Concussions On The Rise Among Cyclists

No one will argue you are safer riding with a helmet than without one, but as our cycling culture keeps growing, the I-Team found some troubling numbers.

07/03/2014

The Patriots held the Moms Football Safety Clinic to teach about the dangers of concussions. (WBZ-TV)

Pats Host Safety Clinic To Teach Moms Dangers Of Concussions

Close to three hundred moms from Maine to Rhode Island made the trip to Gillette Stadium Thursday night.

05/29/2014

(WBZ-TV Photo)

Mass. Health Officials See Rise In Sports Concussion-Related ER Visits

The Massachusetts health department says the number of emergency room visits for head injuries is going up. And that includes concussions that happen while playing sports.

05/29/2014

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

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