Football: Heading for trouble?

1. Knockin' heads

2. A player is down!

3. Caution about concussion

4. The macho factor

5. Odd sports injuries

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Concussions Among University Football and Soccer Players, J.S. Delaney et al., Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, November 2002.

Does Football Cause an Increase in Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine?, Peter Gerbino et al., Current Sports Medicine Reports, February 2002.

Epidemiological Considerations of Concussions Among Intercollegiate Athletes, Tracey Covassin et al., Applied Neuropsychology, 2003, 10:1, pp. 12 -22.

In NFL, You Play or You Pay: With No Guaranteed Contracts, Everyone Is Expendable, Gary Myers, Daily News, Nov. 9, 2003

Postural Stability and Neuropsychological Deficits After Concussion in Collegiate Athletes, Kevin Guskiewicz et al., Journal of Athletic Training, September 2001.

Sports and Recreation Related Injury Episodes in the U.S. Population, 1997-99, J.M. Conn et al., Journal of Injury Prevention, June 2003.

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National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research

Center for the Study of Retired Athletes

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