Devin McCourty, Cordarrelle Patterson Return To Patriots Practice As Full ParticipantsA Patriots captain was back on the practice field on Wednesday, and that bodes well for his status for the team's playoff opener on Sunday.
Handling Of Patrick Chung's Concussion An Alarming Look At Protocol BreakdownLimiting the frequency and severity of concussions in football can be a very difficult thing to do. That is an issue that appeared to be very much on display with Patriots safety Patrick Chung on Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville.
Losing Rex Burkhead To Concussion Would Leave Patriots Even More Shorthanded At Worst Possible TimeFor an offense that lost Jeremy Hill to a torn ACL last weekend and is obviously still operating without Julian Edelman during his suspension, the Patriots appear to be short on manpower. Facing a defense like Jacksonville's, that's a bigger issue than it might be against a lesser opponent.
Rex Burkhead Misses Practice Due To ConcussionThe Jaguars didn't have Leonard Fournette on the practice field on Wednesday, but the Patriots were also without one of their top running backs when they practiced in Foxboro.
Rob Gronkowski's Concussion - What's Next In His RecoveryIn order to start playing football again, a player who has suffered a concussion has to return to his baseline, both in terms of his symptoms as well as his cognition and balance.
Rob Gronkowski Suffers Concussion, But There's 'Optimism' For Super Bowl AvailabilityTight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion in the final minutes of the first half after being the recipient of a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jacksonville safety Barry Church.
Spit Test May Diagnose, Predict Duration Of Concussion In KidsA saliva test may someday be able to diagnose a concussion and predict how long symptoms last, according to a study published Monday in the JAMA Pediatrics.
Al Horford Upgraded To Questionable Friday Night Vs. HornetsAfter initially being ruled out for Friday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets due to a concussion, Celtics big man Al Horford has been upgraded to questionable.
Al Horford Placed In NBA's Concussion Protocol, Will Miss Wednesday Vs. LakersA concussion will keep Al Horford out of Boston's game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.
Hurley: Kiko Alonso's Hit On Joe Flacco Is Part Of Football, Whether You Admit It Or NotSome bad news for football fans who are upset with the hit: What Alonso did was perfectly in line with everything that makes your favorite sport function the way it does.
Heads Up: Know The Signs Of ConcussionWhat physical injury sends more people to the doctor in Massachusetts than anywhere else in the country? New data from insurance claims and elsewhere suggests a surprising answer -- concussion.