Patrick Mahomes discusses scary head injury that knocked him out of Chiefs-Titans game

NASHVILLE — The hit to the head that Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes sustained midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 27-3 loss to the Tennessee Titans looked a lot worse than the injury actually was. Despite needing some help getting off the field, Mahomes quickly cleared the concussion protocol. He could have returned to the game if its outcome was still in doubt. But with the Chiefs down three scores, head coach Andy Reid decided to shut his star quarterback down for the day.
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The Center Foundation names Sandy Visnack new executive director

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Center Foundation has announced that Sandy Visnack has been selected as the organization’s new executive director. Visnack brings over two decades of nonprofit management and fundraising experience, working in leadership roles as Executive Director, Development Director and Communications Director for nonprofit organizations serving youth and families in Oregon and Colorado. With her deep commitment to Central Oregon youth and demonstrated leadership, Visnack will help The Center Foundation move forward in its mission to keep kids healthy and safe in Central Oregon.
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USA Archery and TeachAids Partner to Promote Concussion Awareness

USA Archery officially announces a partnership with TeachAids, joining 21 other US Olympic and Paralympic Committee National Governing Bodies. TeachAids creates technology to solve persistent problems in health education. Their products are designed with input from a team of academics, researchers, doctors, and athletes associated with organizations and institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University, and Mayo Clinic, among others.
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Resilient Lady Hurricane opens state tournament

JONESBORO — Nikki Skelton describes her first season as Jonesboro High School’s volleyball coach as “kind of an easy year.”. While the Lady Hurricane has dealt with injury and illness, Skelton praises team chemistry and her players’ willingness to adapt to position changes. Jonesboro will carry a 27-6 overall record into the Class 5A state tournament at Marion, where the Lady Hurricane will play Sheridan today at 2 p.m.

Researchers from Alberta universities patent urine-based analysis to diagnose concussions

LETHBRIDGE – Concussions have become one of the largest issues in sports, affecting not just professional athletes but also youth playing at minor levels. Protocols have changed the way many contact sports are now being played and make it difficult to figure out how long injured players should sit out, according to Football Alberta executive director Tim Enger.

The biggest draft busts in AFL history

With all the praise being thrown at the top prospects ahead of next month's National Draft, it’s important to remember that draft position coupled with expectations don't always result in success. For every home-run first-rounder, there’s always a few that flounder in obscurity and disappointment, the players that are neither...

WWE's Corey Graves, Carmella announce engagement

WWE color commentator/podcast host Corey Graves and former SmackDown Women's Champion Carmella announced over the weekend that they are engaged. The two began dating in 2019. This will be the 37-year-old Graves' second marriage and the first for the 34-year-old Carmella (Leah Van Dale). Graves (Matthew Polinsky) has three children with his ex-wife. Saturday was also Carmella's birthday which is when Graves proposed.

Matt Wells Zooms, October 24

The biggest area for improvement coming out of the K-State loss is sustaining drives on offense. There also needs to be a greater emphasis in getting the ball to Erik Ezukanma and Kaylon Geiger. Have already expanded Donovan Smith’s package. Over the last two games he hasn’t come in just...

Can a Concussion Cause Persistent Migraine Headaches?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from a direct blow to the head or whiplash-type motion. This type of injury can damage your brain’s physical or chemical structure. The symptoms you might experience in the days or weeks following a concussion are collectively called post-concussive syndrome...

Concussions in Student Athletes and Adolescents

This article is sponsored by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. Traditionally when people talk about concussions and sports, they immediately think of football. But other sports such as cheerleading, boys, and girls’ soccer, and hockey also pose a moderate risk. Kids can also get a concussion just from crashing their...

Jets QB Zach Wilson to get MRI on injured knee

Injuries hit the Jets hard in Week 7. down C.J. Mosley, the team also lost a number of linebackers. The worst injury, though, came to Zach Wilson. The rookie quarterback left in the second quarter with a knee injury after two big hits by the Patriots and didn’t return. While the extent of Wilson’s injury isn’t known, he did leave the field under his own power. He will have an MRI performed Monday, according to Robert Saleh.

5 takeaways from the Jets' lifeless loss to the Patriots

The Jets did not get the memo that their bye week was over. New York got off to its worst start of the season, which is saying something considering it has yet to score a single point in the first quarter. Yet the Jets allowed a Patriots offense that entered averaging 20.8 points per game to score 31 in the first half. That was more than enough for New England to complete the season sweep with a dominant 54-13 win.

Fight continues over release of WorkSafe concussion probe

Concussion campaigner Peter Jess has written to Federal Health and Aged Care Minister Greg Hunt and remains frustrated WorkSafe Victoria has not released its concussion management report into the AFL. WorkSafe has refused to publicly detail where it’s at in its investigation, which was launched in November 2019. It has...

Prevention is Key to Avoiding Sports Injuries

Being young and invincible, most high school student-athletes don’t think about the long-term consequences of sports injuries. But an injury a student-athlete suffers this weekend could still affect them 10 years from now. There are an estimated 8 million students playing high school sports every year, and an estimated 2...

Patriots extend mastery of Jets with 54-13 rout

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots walked off the field Sunday with the type of win that had eluded them. The Jets left with two losses, one that could further complicate an already frustrating year. Mac Jones threw two touchdown passes in his first 300-yard game, Damien Harris and J.J. Taylor...

It doesn’t take a concussion for head hits to harm young brains

American football is a rough game, even at the middle-school level. A new study finds that the heads of young players can get hit hundreds of times each season. And those hits can leave their mark on a young player’s brain, researchers now report. The hits causing changes do not...