Georgia junior football player Rashad Roundtree announced he is giving up football due to concussions, which caused him to miss most of this past season.
RFL President - Ned Ahnell and RFL VP USA Football Player Safety Coach - Guy Stefanelli attended the 5th annual USA Football National Conference in Orlando at the NFL Pro Bowl. The main topic of discussion was player safety, the benefits of playing football as a life lesson and what we can do to protect the sport that we all love.
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N2 - Background: Despite a high reported incidence rate of concussion, little is known about the on-field characteristics of injurious head impacts in National Football League (NFL) games. Purpose: To characterize on-field features (location, player position, and time during game) and biomechanical features (anticipation status, closing distance, impact location and type) associated with concussions in NFL games over a 4-season period (2010-2011 to 2013-2014). Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study. Methods: We analyzed video of a subset of reported, in-game concussions for the 2010-2011 to 2013-2014 seasons. These videos represented a sample of injuries that were diagnosed and reported on the same day and that could be clearly associated with an in-game collision as captured on video. We determined anticipation status, closing distance, impact location on the injured player's helmet, and impact type (helmet-to-helmet, helmet-to-body, or helmet-to-ground). Associations between these variables were analyzed by use of descriptive statistics and tests of association. Results: A total of 871 diagnosed concussions were reported as occurring during NFL preseason, regular season, and postseason games for the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014 seasons. A total of 1324 games were played during this period, giving a concussion incidence rate of 0.658 per game (95% CI, 0.61-0.70). From the video-reviewed subset (n = 429; 49.3%), the majority of injurious impacts occurred with good anticipation (57.3%) and
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As a result of a number of concussions, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that my journey in the path of football has come to an end. As a child, all of my dreams involved playing football and it deeply saddens me that I can’t play anymore...
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“As a result of a number of concussions, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that my journal in the path of football has come to an end,” Roundtree wrote. “As a child, all of my dreams involved playing football and it deeply saddens me that I can’t play anymore. I want to humbly thank everyone that has supported me and who continue to support me.
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Two other studies by the same group compared depressive symptoms with white matter dysfunction and the number of concussions.4,5 Both studies used the Beck Depression Inventory version II (BDI-II) and looked at a three factor model of depressive symptoms (affective, cognitive and somatic). The cognitive factor was the only variable that correlated with the number of concussions. However, when using a voxel-wise DTI protocol, there was a negative correlation with FA in the frontal region and total BDI as well as the cognitive and somatic sub-factors, and a partial correlation with the affective sub-factor. There were also negative FA correlations using region of interest (ROI) analysis and total BDI, with FA abnormalities in the forceps minor differentiating depressed from non-depressed athletes.4,5