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The Damage Done
While concussive hits dominate the debate, a groundbreaking new study suggests that minor blows—and there can be hundreds each game— are just as traumatic
AT THE Veterans Administration hospital in Bedford, Mass., last Friday, one of the world's foremost experts on repetitive brain trauma—and a ...
The Worst Case
Doctors warn that repeated concussions can lead to permanent brain dysfunction
CAN'T QUIT NOW FIVE CONCUSSIONS, A BRUISE ON HIS BRAIN AND A BOUT WITH DEPRESSION COULDN'T CHANGE HOW THE RANGERS' PAT LAFONTAINE FEELS ABOUT HOCKEY: HE LOVES IT
This was not what Marybeth LaFontaine really wanted. She sat inthe good seats in Madison Square Garden and watched her husbandcome ...
One Team, 25 Years On
In a first-ever comprehensive survey of football's long-term effects on an entire NFL roster, SI polled the former members of the 1986 Bengals, whose physical and psychological conditions a quarter century later range from near complete normalcy to near total disability. But no matter their current hardships, the vast majority say they have no regrets
Concussions Slow Romo Romanowski to Retire?
Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski doesn't know--or won't say--how many concussions he's had in his 16-year NFL career, but he did tell SI ...
The Other Half Of the Story
TOO OFTEN FORGOTTEN IN THE NFL CONCUSSION DEBATE ARE THE WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS WHO BEAR THE BURDEN OF CARING FOR SUFFERING PLAYERS—AND WATCHING THE MEN THEY LOVE SLOWLY SLIP AWAY
A Bell Is Rung
With two concussions in '94, the Rams' Chris Miller knows too well the scary symptoms—pain and disorientation
Halt the Head-hunting
Before a tragedy occurs, the NFL must rein in the kind of hitting that has caused a rash of concussions
If You Give a Mouse a CONCUSSION
At an NIH lab in Maryland, a brilliant intern stumbled on a novel way to observe the brains of concussed mice in real time. The resulting research is transforming ideas of how the brain reacts to mild traumatic injury and pointing the way to possible treatment