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  • Youth sports concussions draws Obama's attention

    May 29, 2014 2:19 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is drawing attention to youth sports concussions with a White House summit with representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, researchers and others. The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council say not enough is known about how concussions may affect... more »
  • How your kid's football helmet stacks up Play Video

    April 24, 2014 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The helmet your son wears on the football field is getting a grade, and it may not stack up to the price tag on the facemask. Researchers at Virginia Tech have released a ratings system of nearly every helmet used in high school football, giving each helmet... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Helmets and Concussions

    April 24, 2014 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Concussions are causing some Louisiana football players to walk away from the game. However, new helmet technology could help solve the problem. Whether the helmets are new or used, your kid's school might not be carrying the proper equipment. News 2's Rob Krieger unbuckles Helmets... more »
  • Goodell: Settlement 'significant amount of money'

    September 4, 2013 10:15 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league's $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport's revenues. In his first public comments since the settlement to the lawsuits was announced last week, Goodell said Wednesday that "this is a... more »
  • Former football players sue NCAA over concussions

    September 4, 2013 10:13 AM

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. Chris Walker and Ben Martin, who played for Tennessee from 2007-2011, and Dan Ahern, who... more »
  • Combating concussions under 'Friday Night Lights' Play Video

    September 3, 2013 2:17 PM

    ST. AMANT- The days of ignored head injuries on the football field are long gone, and with the new age of awareness about concussions comes new techniques to keep players safe. St. Amant's head coach David Oliver has changed the way his players practice, to reduce the amount of... more »
  • Plaintiffs hope settlement can help ailing players

    August 29, 2013 4:49 PM

    Tony Dorsett hopes a tentative $765 million settlement with the NFL can make a difference in the lives of the thousands of former players who are suffering from concussion-related brain injuries. Players like Dorsett, a Hall of Fame running back. The settlement announced Thursday would provide immediate compensation for players,... more »
  • Getting athletes back on the field after concussions

    May 8, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- New technology is changing the way physical therapist and doctors treat and track concussions for student athletes. Using cognitive tests and balance measurements, Certified Athletic Trainers can get hard data on patients who have suffered a concussion and that can help doctors make a better decision on... more »
  • New technology to guard against youth concussions

    May 6, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's contact sports leave little room for error and often that can lead to injuries on the field. Many times high school athletes experience concussions after big hits, but trainers, coaches, and officials are getting better at recognizing the symptoms. News 2 will look into... more »
  • 3 NFL QBs sidelined with concussions on 1 day

    November 12, 2012 5:55 PM

    CHICAGO - Next week's big "Monday Night Football" showcase could feature a quarterback matchup of Jason Campbell of the Bears vs. Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers. Not exactly the creme de la creme of the NFC. Why? Concussions, of course. With so much attention paid to replacement refs and... more »
  • New laws aim to protect young athletes from injury

    August 10, 2011 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Two new Louisiana laws aim to protect young athletes from serious injuries that often fail to get the treatment they need. A law by Sen. Sherri Smith Cheek requires coaches in all sports involving kids 7 and older to complete an annual course in recognizing... more »

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