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Head Injuries

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 Fujita at his trial in Middlesex Superior Court.

Psychiatrist Says Rage Motivated Fujita In Murder, Not Mental Illness

Two psychiatrists with drastically differing expert opinions took the stand Monday in the Nate Fujita murder trial.

03/04/2013

Nate Fujita at his trial in Middlesex Superior Court.

Doctor: Football Head Injuries Could Have Left Fujita ‘Disconnected’ In Astley’s Murder

A psychiatrist testified that Fujita could have been suffering from traumatic brain injuries from playing high school football before the murder.

03/01/2013

Youth football player

Concussion Expert: No Tackle Football For Kids Under 14; Modify Soccer, Hockey

A leading researcher on concussions, based in Boston, is proposing some very tough guidelines about when it is OK for kids to play anything from football to soccer.

11/01/2012

Junior Seau in 2009 (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

BU Center May Be Interested In Examining Junior Seau’s Brain

The BU Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy did not confirm or deny Thursday whether they are interested in studying the brain of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau.

05/03/2012

Steve MacIntyre #33 of the Edmonton Oilers fighting with Derek Boogaard #94 of the New York Rangers during a hockey game at Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: NHL Fights & Head Injuries

John Branch writes for the New York Times and joined Toucher & Rich to discuss that connection between fighting and brain injuries.

98.5 The Sports Hub–12/07/2011

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.

03/01/2011

Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears throws out his right arm to avoid a tackle by Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter of the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The D.A. Show: Jim McMahon On Jay Cutler, Head Injuries

Former Bears QB Jim McMahon joined the D.A. show to discuss the issues regarding head trauma in sports and if he were in Jay Cutler’s shoes would he have stayed in the game?

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/28/2011

Marc Savard #91 of the Boston Bruins warms up before the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 17, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Bruins 4-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: Head Injuries & Steroids

Felger and Massarotti discussed steroids and head injuries in sports. Marc Savard is out again with a concussion, will he return this year?

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/26/2011

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