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With Ultimate Frisbee Sport Catching On, Researchers Track Pro Athletes’ Injuries

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published what they believe is the first look by medical science at injury rates of professional athletes from Ultimate, originally known as Ultimate Frisbee, an increasingly popular sport. They have found …

As Super Bowl Approaches a Former NBA Player Reflects on Cumulative Injury

Most of us who sit down with our beverages and snacks to watch one of the biggest events in pro sports on Sunday won’t have things like workers’ compensation and cumulative injury on our minds. Just Brady vs. Ryan, Quinn …

Ex-Coach Crowe Goes on Offense for Youth Injury Prevention

The opposing running back from Jack Crowe’s first game as a full-time high school coach died after a hit later in the 1972 season. Auburn’s starting fullback in 1983, Greg Pratt, collapsed and died after a preseason workout. Those two …

Surge in Brain Trauma Among Young Athletes Spurs Call for Action

A surge in sports-related brain injuries among the youth is pushing U.S. health officials to call for public policy changes after similar safety efforts helped reduce head-trauma deaths from motor vehicle accidents. A 40 percent drop since 1980 in traumatic …

Doctors Offer Guidelines on Sports Concussions

When athletes are suspected of having a concussion, they should be taken out of action immediately, new guidelines from a major medical group say. The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn’t resume playing until they’ve been fully evaluated and …

Tennessee Team Sued Over ‘Human Hockey Puck’ Stunt

A Nashville radio personality is suing the NHL Predators over an injury from the “human hockey puck” stunt. The suit by Adam “Intern Adam” Davis of WRVW-FM was filed in Davidson County Circuit Court and seeks $25,000 for medical bills. …

Football Turns to Helmet Technology to Tackle Head Injuries

As Americans grow more aware of the risk of brain injury tied to football – the country’s most popular sport – players and coaches are experimenting with the latest technology in a bid to make the game safer. Advances in …