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Concussions

Chad Brown talks with CBS4's Kathy Walsh (credit: CBS)

Former CU Linebacker Chad Brown Has Questions About NCAA Concussion Actions

Former CU linebacker Chad Brown likes the idea of $70 million to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries, but thinks it falls short.

07/29/2014

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Football Coaches Get Lessons On Concussions In Lakewood

Football coaches across the Denver metro area are working to make the game safer for young players. It’s part of the “Heads Up” football program and it’s the first-of-its-kind player safety clinic.

07/12/2014

Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/11/2014

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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

John Moffitt (credit: CBS)

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

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