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UNC Coach Tries New Strategy In Effort To Reduce Concussions

The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley is doing more than just talking when it comes to trying to reduce head injuries among their football players.

04/10/2014

Wide receiver Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos catches a pass against linebacker Moise Fokou #53 of the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on Dec. 8, 2013 in Denver. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Which Position Suffers The Most Concussions?

No question football is violent, especially when it comes to the head. With 22 guys crashing into each other at full speed, which position is the riskiest? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the stats.

01/12/2014

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) after getting a concussion on a hard hit in the second quarter.  (credit: Aaron Ontiveroz/Getty Images)

Welker Ruled Out Against Chargers With Concussion

Wes Welker won’t play Thursday night against San Diego as he recovers from his second concussion in less than a month.

12/11/2013

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Research Shows Fewer Concussions Are Suffered At High Altitude

Concussions are a major health concern in Colorado, especially among high school athletes. Now new research has found that children in Colorado may be safer than children elsewhere.

12/10/2013

Wide receiver Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos hauls in a pass against the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on Dec. 8, 2013.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Welker Forecast: Out

After yet another injury, Wes Welker has entered the mystery world of concussion management. By all indications, he should be on the no-play list this week. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the NFL guidelines for concussions as well as the forms and checklists used by doctors to make decisions.

12/09/2013

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) after getting a concussion on a hard hit in the second quarter.  (credit: Aaron Ontiveroz/Getty Images)

Writer Asks Wes Welker To Retire After Suffering Another Concussion

After Wes Welker suffered his second concussion in four games on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Sports writer Jeff Pearlman addressed a letter to Welker asking the wide receiver to retire.

12/09/2013

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Broncos Guard John Moffitt Walks Away From NFL, $1M

John Moffitt wasn’t unhappy with a lack of playing time in Denver. He quit the NFL because he’d lost his love for the game and was tired of risking his health.

11/06/2013

Hamza Abdullah of the Denver Broncos poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Denver, Colo. (credit: Getty Images)

Former Broncos Player Calls NFL ‘Slave Trade,’ Blasts ‘Fake Muslims’

Former Cardinals defensive back Hamza Abdullah took to Twitter on Thursday to blast the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing enough to ensure players’ well-being.

11/01/2013

Kaiti Lukins at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children's Center for Concussion (credit: CBS)

New Concussion Guidelines Were Based On Denver Doctor’s Work

Students who suffer concussions are told to take a break from sports. Now, doctors recommend they take a break from academics as well.

10/30/2013

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NFL-Funded Program Aims To Cut Down On High School Concussions

High school football players are learning how to protect themselves on the field. They are trying to reduce the risk of head and neck injuries.

08/27/2013

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