Posts Tagged Injuries

Athletic trainers endorse new standards for spine injuries

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A national medical group that represents athletic trainers is calling for more rigorous standards to treat sports-related spine injuries, including the immediate removal of helmets, shoulder pads and other equipment before a patient goes to the hospital.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,

NFL concussion awards on hold through this fall amid appeals

In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, co-lead players' lawyer Christopher Seeger, center right, and client former NFL player Shawn Wooden, center left, speak with members of the media after a hearing on the proposed NFL concussion settlement outside of the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. Retired NFL players seeking payouts from the potential $1 billion NFL concussion settlement could be waiting until next year based on appeals being weighed this fall.  Dozens of ex-players are appealing the final settlement approved this year by a federal judge in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Retired NFL players seeking payouts from the potential $1 billion NFL concussion settlement could be waiting until next year based on appeals being weighed this fall.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,