10:46 am
Wed March 18, 2015

NFL rookie’s retirement renews concussion debate

This week, NFL rookie Chris Borland retired from the San Francisco 49ers over head injury concerns.
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Earlier this week, Chris Borland, a top rookie in the National Football League last season and a San Francisco 49ers linebacker, made a rather surprising decision. After one year in the pros, he decided to step away from the sport and call it quits. His explanation was concern about the long-term effects of trauma to the head and the reality of concussions.

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3:30 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Michigan Launches Concussion Awareness Site

Michigan has launched a new website to educate athletes, parents and coaches about the symptoms and consequences of sports concussions.

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4:42 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Youth Sports Concussion Law Takes Effect

Student athletes who show signs of a concussion must be removed from games immediately under a law that takes effect Monday.

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