Concussion

Wide receiver Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos warms up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 21, 2014 in Seattle,Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Wes Welker Isn’t Holding Back At All

Anyone who thought Wes Welker was going to hold back following his third concussion in nine months was mistaken.

09/25/2014

Wes Welker at practice on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Welker’s Return Brings More Concussion Questions

Wes Welker’s receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there’s another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months.

09/20/2014

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It’s Not Simply Getting Your ‘Bell Rung’

There is quite a bit more than a “smack in the head” when it comes to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. We probably have learned more about these injuries within the past five years than we had known in the past 50. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about concussions.

09/12/2014

James Lechleiter looks at brain cells. (Credit: CBS)

Texas Researcher Developing Concussion Pill

Concussions are common injuries among contact sports and battlefield soldiers. Now researchers are developing a drug that could protect the brain from injury.

09/11/2014

Wide receiver Wes Welker (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Welker Returns To Practice Field

Wes Welker returned to practice Monday for the first time since sustaining a concussion in an Aug. 23 preseason game against the Houston Texans.

09/01/2014

Wide receiver Wes Welker (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Broncos’ Wes Welker Suffers Concussion In Saturday Night’s Game

Wes Welker is being evaluated for a possible concussion after taking a hit to the head from Houston defensive back D.J. Swearinger in a preseason game Saturday night.

08/23/2014

Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos throws against the Houston Texans during a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Fired Up Manning Flagged For Taunting In Broncos Loss To Texans

Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders found their rhythm after an early miscue, connecting for two long touchdowns in the final 67 seconds of the first half of the Denver Broncos’ 18-17 preseason loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night.

08/23/2014

C.J. Anderson (credit: CBS)

Broncos Backs: Call Them The ‘Three-Headed Monster’

With the Broncos projected No. 1 running back out of the lineup for medical reasons this preseason, several other backs are getting a chance to strut.

08/19/2014

Wes Welker falls on the ground after colliding with Aqib Talib of the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 19, 2014.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NFL’s Top Official: Wes Welker’s Hit On Aqib Talib Legal

The NFL’s officiating chief has cleared Broncos receiver Wes Welker of any wrongdoing for his hit that knocked Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib out of Sunday’s AFC Championship.

01/23/2014

New Welker helmet

What’s With The Big Helmet?

Wes Welker ran onto the field last week with a new–giant– helmet. The question is: does that new design prevent concusiions. And if so, why arent all players wearing them? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the “new” helmet.

01/19/2014

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