CONCUSSION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONCUSSION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football safety http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58347421-77/football-parents-playing-curtin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58347421-77/football-parents-playing-curtin.html.csp">Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football safety</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KURT VOIGT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:34:23.666-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven’t decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they’re not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions. In the poll, 44 percent of parents weren’t comfortable with their child playing football. The same percentage was uncomfortable with ice hockey, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583474212014-08-28T10:34:23.666-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:34:23.666-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347421@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:34:23 MDT Welker leaves Broncos game with concussion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331171-77/swearinger-welker-concussion-manning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331171-77/swearinger-welker-concussion-manning.html.csp">Welker leaves Broncos game with concussion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:11:17.532-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Broncos receiver Wes Welker suffered a concussion after taking a hit to the head from Houston defensive back D.J. Swearinger in a preseason game Saturday night. Welker was leveled by Swearinger soon after catching a short pass over the middle with just seconds remaining in the second quarter. Swearinger drew an unnecessary roughness penalty for the hit on Welker, who has a history of concussions and wears a bigger helmet to further protect his head. Denver coach John Fox said Welker won...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331171@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:17 MDT Know the Signs of a Concussion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296403-77/concussion-utah-concussions-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296403-77/concussion-utah-concussions-athletes.html.csp">Know the Signs of a Concussion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Melinda Rogers</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> University of Utah Health Care</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T09:36:28.677-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For high school football players, Friday nights spent on hard-fought victories on the field are a memorable part of the game. Most players will enjoy a safe and healthy football season, but it’s inevitable that some will find themselves on the sidelines after a hit that results in a concussion —which in some cases can escalate into a serious health issue. The issue of youth concussions strikes close to home for parents and coaches, who worry when children and teenagers take a hard fall on the pl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296403@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:36:28 MDT Soccer: Concussions at World Cup put head injuries in focus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58224608-77/concussion-cup-twellman-concussions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58224608-77/concussion-cup-twellman-concussions.html.csp">Soccer: Concussions at World Cup put head injuries in focus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T23:28:24.799-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For nearly five weeks, ESPN’s World Cup studio hosts riffed off the day’s events at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, providing the kind of stunning views that come with a World Cup in Brazil. The lush green landscape, littered with towering building after building lay parallel next to the crashing waves of the world’s most famous beach. But inside the studios, Taylor Twellman found himself cringing far too often when he should have been enjoying the latest brilliant moment or blunder. It was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224608@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:28:24 MDT World Cup: Finals referee says German midfielder was disoriented after blow to head http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196005-77/kramer-blow-final-germany.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196005-77/kramer-blow-final-germany.html.csp">World Cup: Finals referee says German midfielder was disoriented after blow to head</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:03.012-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer was disoriented and confused after taking a heavy blow to the head early in the World Cup final, according to the match’s referee. “Shortly after the blow, Kramer came to me asking ‘Ref, is this the final?’ ” Nicola Rizzoli told the Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday. “I thought he was joking and made him repeat the question and then he said, ‘I need to know if this is really the final.’ When I said, ‘Yes,’ he concluded, ‘Thanks, it was important to know ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960052014-07-17T23:12:03.012-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:03.012-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196005@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158457-77/contact-ncaa-football-practices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158457-77/contact-ncaa-football-practices.html.csp">NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCHUYLER DIXON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T23:15:01.694-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year. Practice limits were among several recommendations released Monday by the NCAA, which called them guidelines that could change “in real time” rather than rules passed through legislation. The practice guidelines also recommend four contact practices per week during the preseason and no more than eight of the 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581584572014-07-07T23:15:01.694-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-07T23:15:01.694-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158457@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:15:01 MDT