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December 27, 2009
Lakers forward Ron Artest suffered a concussion and injured his left elbow after falling at his home. Artest didn't travel with the Lakers to Saturday's game in Sacramento after tripping over a box and falling down a flight of stairs at his home on Christmas night. He was treated at UCLA Medical Center, undergoing a CT scan and receiving stitches in the back of his head and his elbow. A neurologist examined him on Saturday and confirmed he had a concussion, the team said.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 1, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  On Saturday, Michigan coach Brady Hoke failed to immediately remove quarterback Shane Morris from the Wolverines' game against Minnesota despite Morris displaying concussion-like symptoms after a blow to the head. He then allowed Morris to re-enter the game a few plays later before finally being pulled from the game for good. In the days since, Hoke and Michigan have been the target of heavy criticism on a national level, and it did not help that Wolverines athletic director Dave Brandon acknowledged in a statement sent out early Tuesday morning that Morris has since been diagnosed with a probable mild concussion . Without critiquing Hoke or Michigan, Terps coach Randy Edsall laid out the team's concussion protocol Tuesday when asked how Maryland approaches players who display concussion-like symptoms.
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By Matt Vensel | December 2, 2011
Ravens defensive tackle Arthur Jones, who suffered a concussion in the Week 10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, is no longer experiencing symptoms and has been cleared to suit up Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The second-year player said he is looking forward to playing the Browns after having been idle for two weeks. “I can't wait,” he said with a wide grin. “I feel great. It was a fun week of practice. It feels good being back out there. Two weeks off, in a dark room, wasn't fun, trying to get my body in gear, my physical health back right.” And Jones, a noted gamer who invites fans on Twitter to play Xbox with him, has gotten back in that game, too. “Towards the end, when I started to feel better,” he said.
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Ryan Bacic, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Turning away from a sold-out crowd in Santa Clara, Calif., Taylor Twellman put down the mic and picked up the phone. "I appreciate the opportunity," he told ESPN's producers that day in July 2010. "I apologize for that being one of the worst games ever called. " The former Maryland striker had thought he knew the media well. For nine seasons, before a severe concussion ended his professional soccer career in 2008, he had been a star for Major League Soccer's New England Revolution - and when you score a lot of goals, you get a lot of interviews.
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By Sports Digest | March 18, 2010
Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen says the team is inviting 500 area high school football coaches to a concussion forum during a minicamp next month. Speaking Wednesday at a panel discussion as part of Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill, Allen said the Redskins have sent a letter to coaches in Washington, Maryland and Virginia, asking them to attend practice at new coach Mike Shanahan 's first minicamp and participate in an information session about concussions.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
Days after shedding the red, non-contact mesh he wore during Thursday's practice, Sean Considine declared himself healthy and available to play in Monday's regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. “I feel good, and I'm real excited for Monday night football to open the season,” said the backup strong safety, who appeared to fully participate in his second consecutive day of practice. “Can't get any better than that. It's been a good, productive, long preseason, and I think everybody's ready to get into the season and start playing some meaningful games.” Considine was initially reported to have suffered concussions in the second and third games of the preseason - first against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 17 and then against the Jacksonville Jaguars six days later.
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By From Sun news services | December 3, 2009
NFL teams now have new, stricter instructions for when players should be allowed to return to games or practices after head injuries, guidelines that go into effect this week. In the latest step by the league to address a hot-button issue, commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the 32 clubs Wednesday saying a player who gets a concussion shouldn't return to action the same day if he shows certain signs or symptoms. Those include an inability to remember assignments or plays, a gap in memory, persistent dizziness and persistent headaches.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Maryland wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro suffered a concussion when his bicycle collided with a bus Tuesday morning. The injury will force the redshirt sophomore from Baltimore to miss Saturday's game at No. 8 Florida State. The accident occurred at a campus intersection, Terps coach Randy Edsall said. “[Cheeseboro] came across, the bus came and he hit the bus - driver's side window - and shattered the glass,” Edsall said. “He went down and had a concussion. His head hit the curb.
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By Joseph Person and Charlotte Observer | November 15, 2010
The Carolina Panthers have another injured quarterback. Panthers coach John Fox said Jimmy Clausen sustained a concussion during Sunday's 31-16 loss at Tampa Bay, and indicated the injury might have occurred when Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib dove headfirst into the pile on Clausen's quarterback sneak in the final seconds. "It's hard to say. Could have been any number of plays, but there's a chance it could have happened on the last play," Fox said Monday. Fox, who did not mention Clausen among the Panthers' injured players after the game, said the symptoms developed later.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 25, 1994
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams quarterback Chris Miller was released from a New Orleans hospital yesterday after at CT scan revealed no serious damage from a concussion he suffered in the first quarter of a 37-34 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles outfielder David Lough has passed a series of concussion tests and has one more to go through before he can return to games. Lough was scratched from last Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, and he hasn't played since after complaining of neck stiffness and concussion symptoms, like dizziness and eye floaters. “They wanted to take precaution and go through a concussion protocol,” Lough said. “I've been taking some tests. I have one more test to take, an impact test, and then I should be cleared to go.” If Lough passes that final test, he's expected to play in Thursday's Triple-A minor league game.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
The return of Clayton Wainer gave Mount St. Mary's a shot in the arm, but was it temporary? After being shelved for three games with a concussion suffered before a 15-5 loss to Delaware on Feb. 22, the junior midfielder made his customary start Sunday and scored one goal on eight shots in the team's 8-7 loss to Manhattan. “He looked strong,” coach Tom Gravante said of Wainer on Thursday. “He was aggressive. But as the game wore on, so did his body. His body got worn down a bit. We pretty much kept him out of practice throughout the week.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
Mount St. Mary's hopes for the team's first win of the season coming Sunday at Manhattan could improve with the potential return of junior midfielder Clayton Wainer. Wainer, who had scored two goals in two starts for the Mountaineers (0-5), has missed the past three games since suffering a concussion during practice before a 15-5 loss to Delaware on Feb. 22. Coach Tom Gravante said Wainer is making progress in his recovery. “He's good,” Gravante said Thursday. “He wouldn't have been ready on Tuesday [for a home game against No. 3 Johns Hopkins]
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
Colin Cloherty was a seldom-used tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, his third team in his first two years in the NFL, when the league locked out its players at the start of a long, contentious labor showdown in 2011. A former standout at Brown, where he double-majored in history and political science, Cloherty pored over every memo the National Football League Players Association sent to its players after the union decertified and sued the NFL, and he listened intently during every conference call.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
A Mount St. Mary's offense that has scored a combined seven goals in losses to No. 10 Maryland and Georgetown absorbed another blow with the loss of starting midfielder Clayton Wainer. The junior suffered what coach Tom Gravante called a “minor concussion” during practice recently. Wainer has been beset by headaches, but the greater concern is that this is his second concussion in 18 months. “I'm hopeful that maybe within the next two weeks, he can come back,” Gravante said Thursday afternoon.
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By Pete Barrett, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Morgan State forward Thair Heath was unable to move in the minutes after he hit the ground in a game against Coppin State last week. It was in those moments his teammates knew they wanted to win the game in his honor. "The guys really wanted to play hard for him because they know that is the way he does it," Bears coach Todd Bozeman said. "He plays hard on a consistent basis and so they wanted to play hard. " Morgan State secured the 82-77 win that night on Feb. 10, while Heath was taken to an area hospital where all X-rays came back negative and he was released with a concussion.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 1997
In a previous column, we reported on guidelines for returning athletes to sports after a concussion (a transient alteration in mental status caused by a blow to the head). The importance of following these guidelines is highlighted in a recent issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Health Promotion.The March 14 issue reports on the death of two young football players, both of whom died from complications of what has come to be termed "second impact syndrome."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 7, 1999
A Towson High sophomore linebacker suffered head and neck injuries yesterday during a junior varsity football game at the school's stadium.Will Leavy briefly lost consciousness after being tackled. He was transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center as a precautionary measure, a Baltimore County fire official said. Leavy was listed in serious but stable condition last night with a concussion and possible neck injury.Last week, a Towson High varsity player was treated for a similar injury, said coach Edward Pfaff, noting there has been as many four county football players injured in such a way this year.
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By Meredith Cohn | January 23, 2014
Johns Hopkins University will share in a $20 million award from GE and the National Football League to improve diagnosis and treatment for concussions, which has become a major focus as more is learned about the lasting effects of mild traumatic brain injury. The grants aim to benefit professional football players, who have been seeking compensation for their injuries and means to reduce problems. The grants also will benefit the community as a whole, officials said. Each grant recipient will receive $300,000.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The Orioles have re-signed Alexi Casilla to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Casilla, 29, played in 62 games with the Orioles last year, hitting .214 with a .268 on-base percentage and a .295 slugging percentage. Claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Twins in November 2012, Casilla played 51 games at second base and two at shortstop. His season ended Sept. 23 on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays when he collided with right fielder Nick Markakis while trying to catch a shallow fly ball.
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