September 6, 2013 |
It's common for kids to hurt themselves when they're playing sports or goofing around. Most injuries result in bruised elbows, skinned knees or a bonked head. Head injuries usually are mild, though you might end up with a "goose egg" for a few days. A goose egg is the result of bleeding that occurs under your scalp but outside your skull. It is a type of injury that doctors refer to as a hematoma (sounds like hee-ma-TOE-ma). The brain is an amazing organ, but it is vulnerable to injury because it's soft.
October 2, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. -- UCLA free safety Rahim Moore, the nation's leader in interceptions and passes defended, suffered a concussion against Stanford on Saturday after making a late hit. He left the game early in the second quarter and the school said he wouldn't return. Moore was called for a personal foul penalty on the play for hitting Cardinal tight end Coby Fleener after a pass from Andrew Luck sailed way over Fleener's head at the 13:09 mark of the second quarter. Moore, a sophomore with five...
July 10, 2008
THURSDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Being female and having a history of concussions both slow recovery from a concussion among young athletes, according to a new study done on soccer players. The researchers, expected to present their findings Thursday at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., urged doctors and coaches to treat concussions on a case-by-case basis. "The results of this study suggest that physicians should not be taking a one-size-fits-all approach to treating...
October 8, 2009 |
NEW YORK -- The days of a football player getting his bell rung, taking a whiff of smelling salts and getting back on the field are gone. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow can attest to that. The Heisman Trophy winner took a hard hit to the head and chest by a Kentucky lineman and had the back of his head driven into the knee of a teammate. The concussion he received put him in the hospital for a night and left his status for No. 1 Florida's huge game against No. 4 LSU on Saturday in doubt.
October 10, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco strong safety Michael Lewis has sustained his third concussion of the season, going down during the 49ers' game against Atlanta early in the third quarter trying to tackle Michael Turner. Lewis, who sustained two concussions during an 11-day span in the preseason, could be sidelined for a prolonged period. He led with his helmet on the hit Sunday and was face down on the field for several minutes while being examined. He eventually sat up and was helped off the field, appearing dazed.
September 28, 2009
Tim Tebow, quarterback of top-ranked Florida, was released Sunday morning from a hospital in Lexington, Ky., roughly 12 hours after suffering a concussion during the third quarter of the Gators win over Kentucky. Florida Coach Urban Meyer spent the night in the hospital with Tebow and told reporters his quarterback was "doing fine. " Florida has a bye this week before playing at No. 4 Louisiana State on Oct. 10. Tebow's status for the game against the Tigers will not crystallize until later in the week.