The Pro Football Concussion Report

A Fan's Look at Head Injuries and the Concussion Crisis in Football

Medical Info About Concussions

PLAYER SUES USC TEAM DOCTOR

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Former USC defensive end Armond Armstead is suing USC and Head Team Physician Dr. James Tibone alleging that USC’s medical staff administered so many NSAID and Toradol injections that he suffered a heart attack prior to his senior season. Armstead claims that on three different occasions he went to the USC Health Center complaining . . .

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CTE Doctor on Mike Webster’s Brain

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“No brain of a 40- or 50-year-old should look like this,” Omalu said. The only people who would have such markings, he added, were boxers, very old people with Alzheimer’s disease or someone who had suffered a severe head wound. Mike Webster was only 50.

The Washington Post

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Brain Injury Animation

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“A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.”

What is a Football Concussion?

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In his terrific series, “Explain it to me” CNN’s Sanjay Gupta gives a nice overview of what happens to the brain during a typical helmet to helmet collision.

CNN Health, Jan 2012

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