Tag: concussion

Former NFL Lineman Will Rackley Worried Over Latest CTE Cases

Reports surfaced Tuesday that two former professional athletes suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Tests showed former BMX star Dave Mirra and former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith both dealt with the degenerative brain issue as a result of head trauma sustained during their careers.

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Post-Concussion Syndrome Plagues Former NFL Offensive Lineman Will Rackley

Many NFL players retire with fond memories of their careers.

Joe Montana has his four Super Bowl championships and three Super Bowl MVP awards. Aside from his extensive list of accolades, Franco Harris will forever be associated with the “Immaculate Reception.” Emmitt Smith has his NFL-­leading 18,355 career rushing yards.

Former offensive lineman Will Rackley left the game with a different memento.

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Katherine Snedaker: A concussion specialist’s take on awareness, education and U.S. Soccer’s header guidelines

It was a fall day in 2008 and like many children, Charlie Snedaker was outside for recess at Roton Middle School in Norwalk, Conn.

WHAM!

Charlie was unsuspectingly struck in the head by a rogue soccer ball on Oct 27. The the impact resulted in a concussion and countless headaches that kept the sixth grader at home for the next three-and-a-half months; he wasn’t allowed to return to school until his headaches subsided.

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