CONCUSSION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONCUSSION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL lawsuit: Seau family opts out of settlement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58369306-77/family-settlement-nfl-seau.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58369306-77/family-settlement-nfl-seau.html.csp">NFL lawsuit: Seau family opts out of settlement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARRY WILNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T22:51:04.23-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The family of Junior Seau has opted out of the proposed NFL settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. The family will continue its wrongful death lawsuit against the league. Seau, a star linebacker for 20 seasons who made 11 Pro Bowls, committed suicide in 2012. “After careful consideration, the family of the late Junior Seau has decided to reject the proposed settlement as it does not include any valuation for the children’s wrongful death claims, among other d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583693062014-09-03T22:51:04.23-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T22:51:04.23-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369306@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:51:04 MDT BYU football: Texas QB Ash won’t play vs. Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58361104-77/byu-strong-texas-ash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58361104-77/byu-strong-texas-ash.html.csp">BYU football: Texas QB Ash won’t play vs. Cougars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T17:16:32.165-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Whatever preparation BYU football coaches did over the weekend to get the defense ready to face Texas quarterback David Ash is now out the window. Texas coach Charlie Strong announced in his Monday morning news conference that Ash took a hit in the first quarter of Texas’ 38-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night and began experiencing concussion-like symptoms later that night. He will not play on Saturday (5:30 p.m. MDT, Fox Sports 1) against BYU, Strong said. Coincidentally, Ash suff...</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> 58361104@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:16:32 MDT 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="2014-08-28T23:33:26.606-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM 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-583474212014-08-28T23:33:26.606-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T23:33:26.606-06:00"> 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 23:33:26 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 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