Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • Concussions vary from person to person, event to event. PBS keeps a running tally of diagnosed concussions in the NFL. The Chargers are the only team with five. One team, the Browns, has four. Five teams have three. Nine have none. Dr. Vernon Williams, neurologist and director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine in Los Angeles discusses the issues of concussions. To ...
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  • Chronicle: What are the risks of playing one week after concussion? Williams: “There is no specific time limit or expected time away from play after concussion. Recovery is extremely individual (and can vary within an individual who has had more than one concussion). The highest risk of repeat concussion is in the first 10 days after a concussion. Having said that, the real question ...
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