Concussions

Left wing Dan LaCouture #33 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 10, 2002. (Mandatory Credit:  Rick Stewart/NHLI/Getty Images)

Mass. Native, Concussion Sufferer Dan LaCouture Explains Why He’s Suing NHL

Former NHL player Dan LaCouture called Toucher & Rich Thursday morning to discuss his concussion history and why he’s suing the NHL for it.

98.5 The Sports Hub–04/09/2015

Indoor soccer (WBZ-TV)

NFL Player’s Early Retirement Draws Attention To Concussion Concerns

High-profile athletes drawing attention to concussions have changed how contact sports are coached.

03/17/2015

Guardian helmet caps in use at a Cape Ann Youth Football League (WBZ-TV)

Youth Football Teams Try Helmet Caps To Reduce Concussions

There was something different about a North Shore football team on Sunday.

11/09/2014

(Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Will Concussions Ever Deter You From Watching Football?

Is it our moral obligation to stop watching football? One author says yes.

98.5 The Sports Hub–08/28/2014

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

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