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Nash retires from NHL, citing concussion symptoms

Former No. 1 overall NHL draft pick and six-time All-Star Rick Nash has retired because of concussion-related symptoms, his agent said Friday. FILE PHOTO: Apr 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;Boston Bruins left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of game one of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Until his retirement, Nash trailed only Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Marleau with career goals scored among active…

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Blackhawks G Crawford diagnosed with concussion

December 5, 2018; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) defends the goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period at Honda Center. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford left Sunday’s game against the San Jose Sharks late in the first period and was later diagnosed with a concussion after hitting his helmet on the goal post during an ugly collision with multiple players. Crawford made an initial save on Logan Couture’s mini-breakaway, but Evander Kane drove the net and knocked Blackhawks…

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NHL concussion lawsuit reportedly near settlement

A lawsuit brought against the NHL over what more than 100 former players claim was negligence in dealing with their head injuries could be on the verge of a settlement. According to a Forbes report on Friday, the case is “on the verge” of a settlement agreement worth a total of $18.9 million. Per the report, the lead attorney for the players is pushing for acceptance of the agreement, which would give $6.9 million to the players, or just $22,000 each. The lawsuit was filed in November 2013. In July…

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Penguins G Murray diagnosed with concussion

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray was diagnosed with a concussion, the team announced prior to Tuesday’s practice. FILE PHOTO: Mar 25, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports It is Murray’s second known concussion in eight months and third of this career. The latest one apparently occurred during the first period of Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens when there was a collision between Montreal forward…

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Jays OF Grichuk sustains concussion in collision

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk was placed in Major League Baseball’s concussion protocol after a dangerous collision during Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Indians in which he slid into a metal stool while trying to make a catch. Sep 9, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Randal Grichuk (15) is lead off the field by the trainers after being injured during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Grichuk had a bloody nose and a swollen left…

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NFL notebook: Roethlisberger in concussion protocol

Pittsburgh Steelers team doctors are evaluating quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a concussion after he left Tuesday’s practice early following a hit, and he was placed in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Aug 9, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) warms up before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Roethlisberger was knocked down in a collision with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and linebacker Keion Adams while rolling right during a drill on the final day…

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Concussion claims top $500 million in first two years of program

The NFL has approved more than $500 million in concussion-claims settlements, according to a report filed Monday. Claims administrators released a report on the concussion settlement that showed those funds had been released in less than two years, according to the Associated Press. The NFL’s reports previously had estimated the payouts would be just a bit more than $400 million in the first 10 years. At this rate, the entire payout could be about $1.4 billion, according to attorneys for the retired players. That’s significantly more than the NFL’s prediction,…

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Shona McCallin: Olympic gold medallist on effects of ‘brutal’ concussion

Shona McCallin on her struggle with concussion 2018 Hockey Women’s World Cup Dates: 21 July-5 August Venue: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Coverage: Reports on England and Ireland matches on the BBC Sport website. “There have been times where I’ve been looking down a dark tunnel and there is no light at the end.” Like most elite athletes, Olympic gold medal-winning hockey player Shona McCallin has had her fair share of injuries. But concussion, she says, is “far and away the worst”. Playing for…

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Pair of ex-NHL players sues league for lack of concussion warnings

The National Hockey League is being sued by two former players, Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton, who allege the league withheld information about the long-term health dangers from concussion-related injuries. Feb 22, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) shoots past Chicago Blackhawks left wing Daniel Carcillo (13) during the third period at the United Center. Boston won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports The lawsuit was filed by attorneys Thomas A. Demetrio and William T. Gibbs in U.S. District Court in Minnesota and claims the…

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Loris Karius: How did Liverpool goalkeeper play on with concussion?

Loris Karius lets in Gareth Bale’s second goal in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid was defined by many factors, but none more so than the two errors by goalkeeper Loris Karius. Throwing the ball directly at Karim Benzema was bad enough, but letting Gareth Bale’s shot slip through his fingers was inexplicable. But now, perhaps, an explanation has emerged, after the 24-year-old German was diagnosed with concussion by medical experts in Boston five days after the match. Real defender…

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