Posts Tagged Athlete health

Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen looks on as Terrell Chestnut (16) is looked over by the medical staff during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. Chestnut left the game with a concussion. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field.

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FANTASY PLAYS: Trade Megatron? Think hard first

Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson is one of the most traded players in CBS Sports and Yahoo fantasy leagues, reflecting a frustration many fantasy owners are feeling about his recovery from an ankle injury.

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Panthers’ Newton stays positive amid obstacles

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton puts a towel on his head during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is staying positive — and productive — even though the obstacles seem to keep piling up in front of him.

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Capitals D Erskine has surgery for disk in neck

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitals defenseman John Erskine has had surgery to repair a disk in his neck.

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Locker limited but practices after testing thumb

In this Oct. 12, 2014 photo, injured Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, right, stands with quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) before an NFL football game between the Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Nashville, Tenn. Whitehurst has been the Titans' quarterback since starter Locker was injured. Backup quarterbacks collect a paycheck for standing on the sideline holding a clipboard, then, at the drop of a starting quarterback, hit the field ready to go. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s Jake Locker practiced on Wednesday but his status for this weekend’s game against Houston remains unclear.

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