Following the Bears' heartbreaking loss to the Giants on Sunday, local fan Peter Wentridge of Oak Park was taken into concussion protocol. Sources indicate throughout the game, Wentridge smashed his face against the wall every time a Bears player made a mistake.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell declared victory over concussions today after blocking ESPN from co-producing a documentary about head trauma with PBS.
After taking a dangerous blow to the head from Jannik Hansen in the third period that forced star forward Marian Hossa off the ice for the remainder of the game during Tuesday night's victory over Vancouver, the Blackhawks equipment manager has questioned his decision to place a bulls-eye on the back of the Slovak All-Star's helmet for the past several seasons.
The planned league has the tentative name "Professional All Ball," and will contain elements of the four major sports; baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Game play will require considerably less contact, and more “good old fashioned fun.”
Growing concern over concussions in the NHL has led to a host of rising issues. The re-establishing of old franchises now seems to be one of them.
In order to reduce concussions, the NFL recently moved kickoffs up to the 35-yard line, and went as far as proposing to eradicate them altogether. What other ideas have they come up with?
The NFL revealed that Monday night's Bears-Vikings game had the most concussions in a single contest since the injury was invented in 2009.