head injury

  • Actor Will Smith poses as he arrives for the New York premiere of the film "Concussion" in the Manhattan borough of New York City, December 16, 2015. "Concussion", which stars Smith portraying Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who a decade ago first linked brain damage to the deaths of National Football League (NFL) players, opens nationwide December 25.   REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX1Z1BU
    December 23, 2015  

    Dr. Bennet Omalu was working in a Pittsburg coroner’s office when he was asked to examine the body of a local football hero. What he discovered would bring new attention to the hazards of head injuries. A new film, “Concussion,” chronicles the NFL’s early efforts to discredit the research. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • Valero Alamo Bowl - Oregon v Texas
    July 29, 2014  

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed to settle a number of cases brought in a class-action head injury lawsuit. The proposed settlement, which must still be approved by a federal judge, would create a $70 million fund for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Axon of USA TODAY Sports about some lingering questions about the deal. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012  

    Virginia Tech researchers placed helmets with sensors on 7- and 8-year-old football players and collected data on more than 750 hits to the head over a season. The findings are the first quantitative study of the acceleration and risk that young brains face in youth football. Special correspondent Stone Phillips reports. Continue reading