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FIFA was heavily criticized for not having a concussion protocol during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but that may change moving forward. According to their website, FIFA will approve a new policy this week that will allow officials to take a three-minute pause so that an injured player can receive medical attention. The new protocol will be applied by UEFA starting on Sept. 30 in the Champions League.
Eddie Lacy Wore An In-Game Concussion Monitor And Special Concussion-Proof Helmet… And He Got A Concussion
You might have watched the Packers-Seahawks opener last night and thought, “What’s with that hexagon on the crown of Eddie Lacy’s helmet? Well, it was a shock absorber on an innovative new helmet designed to prevent concussions. Guess it didn’t work, huh?
Concussions hurt, which is why Dan Marino has joined the 5,000-plus former players and 300-plus related lawsuits against the NFL. He was one of 15 players named in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia last week.
This is 2014. Hockey, football, snooker — it doesn’t matter how macho the sport is — concussions are serious shit. We know about CTE and brain trauma and players’ lives being ruined. Hockey is not exempt. One game — even one playoff game — is not worth potentially life-altering consequences.
Ignore Concussions, Says Hilarious Radio Caller Who Is Solving Terrorism By Banning Books And Requiring Kids To Play Football
In Case You Missed It, Here’s The Entire ‘League Of Denial’ NFL Concussion Documentary That Aired Last Night On PBS
Turned down by ESPN because it basically puts the NFL on par with the tobacco industry for covering up the harm their product does to it’s participants. You can make up your own mind, but we think it’s pretty damn compelling.