Posts Tagged Head injuries

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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Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awareness

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits in his car as he waits to practice for Sunday's NASCAR Geico 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.

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