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New Study Finds Brain Injury In Concussion-Free Players

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Woodland Hills is a perennial western Pennsylvania football powerhouse. George Novak, the school’s football coach, has become cautious over the years about head injuries and concussions. “If someone gets a head injury […]


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Crosby Admits He May Have Suffered 2 Concussions

The Penguins were back at the CONSOL Energy Center today following their season-ending Game 7 loss Wednesday night to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. While the team cleaned out their lockers and got ready to begin the off-season, Pens’ captain Sidney Crosby was busy addressing the media.


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Former Flyer Keith Primeau Advises Crosby On Recovery

While most fans don’t understand why it’s taking so long, KDKA’s Bob Pompeani sat down with a former player who knows exactly what Crosby is dealing with.


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Is A Youth Hockey Ban On Checking Coming?

As Sidney Crosby continues his rehabilitation from a concussion he suffered earlier this year, word out of Canada is that a body-checking could be banned in youth hockey.

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Bradshaw Paying Price For Concussions In NFL

Back when Super Bowl victories were celebrated in Market Square and the Terrible Trolley took you from South Hills Junction to town with music all the way, Terry Bradshaw was at the top of his game.


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PA House Bill Aims To Protect Student Athletes

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, is co-sponsoring House Bill 200 which requires all injured athletes to be evaluated by a medical professional before they are returned to the field of play.


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Penguins Foundation Starts Concussion Testing Program For Youth

After half a year of planning, the Penguins Foundation announced a new program called “Heads Up Pittsburgh.”


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NHL Will Not Adopt Ban On Head Shots

After the second day of NHL general manager meetings in Florida, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the league will not ban head shots.

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Extending Bylsma’s Contract Was Easy For Shero

Jim Colony caught up with Penguins GM Ray Shero after the announcement of Dan Bylsma’s contract extension.

93-7 The Fan–03/10/2011

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NHL Takes Closer Look At Concussions

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hits on Sidney Crosby have indefinitely sidelined the game’s premiere player, putting new pressure on the league to find ways to protect its players from concussions. “To manage, reduce and whenever possible […]


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Hines Ward Talks About Concussions, Life After Football

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has been on both sides of the physical nature of football. He has delivered some bone-crunching hits and he has taken his share of them too, including […]


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Steelers’ Team Doctor Joseph Maroon Reacts To NFL Concussions

Steelers team neurologist Dr Joseph Maroon has been warning people for years about sports-related concussions, and he talks about them with Larry and John after a weekend that saw several big hits in the NFL.

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Breakthrough for Sports Brain Concussions

Dr Joseph Maroon, the Pittsburgh Steelers Neurologist, has been studying and preventing sports related brain concussions for years, and he talks with Larry Richert about new information on treating and preventing concussions, as well as […]