Teen’s 5 Concussions Helps Convince State To Further Protect Students

The Public Health Council has unanimously approved updates to the state’s current laws aimed at protecting student-athletes who suffer concussions.


Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins falls to the ice after being check by Aaron Rome #29 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Three of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 6, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Doctor: Horton Likely Suffered ‘Concussive Convulsion’

The ‘hit’ on Bruins forward Nathan Horton from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome has many wondering what the ‘severe concussion’ diagnosis means.


Xenith football helmet

Lowell Company Makes Hi-Tech Football Helmets

Xenith has raised $10.5 million in new funding to make football helmets to help protect players from getting concussions.


Aaron Ward #45 of the Boston Bruins shoots the puck before the game against the New York Islanders on December 3, 2007 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Bruins defeated the Islanders 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: Aaron Ward On Bruins, Kaberle

Former Boston Bruin Aaron Ward spoke with Toucher & Rich about the state of the Bruins and not playing the game anymore.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/18/2011

Bruins center Marc Savard. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruins Shut Down Savard

Marc Savard will miss the rest of the season after he was placed on long-term injured reserve on Monday with his second concussion in less than a year.


Mark Recchi (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Recchi Sticks Up For Ference

Following the Marc Savard press conference Monday, Bruins Assistant captain Mark Recchi stood up for teammate Andrew Ference.


Bruins center Marc Savard. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Savard Still Home, Awaits Trip To Boston For Tests

The Bruins Marc Savard was not able to return to Boston Wednesday for further testing after suffering another concussion nearly two weeks ago.


Taylor Twellman of the New England Revolution before a game against the Seattle Sounders FC at Gillette Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: Taylor Twellman On Savard, Concussions

Taylor Twellman, former member of the New England Revolution, talked with Toucher & Rich about having to retire from soccer due to a concussion and Marc Savard receiving another concussion.

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/25/2011

File image (credit: CBS/AP)

The Toll Of Concussions In Youth Sports

In football, the head is sometimes used as a weapon – a battering ram. The cost can be tremendous, no matter what the age of the player.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/30/2010

David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins is helped off the ice by teammates Zdeno Chara #33 and Andrew Ference #21 after Krejci was checked by TJ Oshie of the St. Louis Blues on November 6, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Blues defeated the Bruins 2-1 in an overtime shootout.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: Bob Beers On Bruins Injuries

Bob Beers joined T&R to talk about David Krejci’s recent concussion, the status of Marc Savard and Marco Sturm, how concussion injuries were handled years ago and hit to the head rules in the NHL and NFL.