Puck Daddy Interview with David Perron

It has been difficult to get professionals to talk about concussions, not only the injury but the recovery from the injury.  Puck Daddy of Yahoo! Sports has posted an interview with St. Louis Blues player David Perron.  It is some good stuff to read;

What do you think is the biggest misconception about concussions?

It’s tough. When you look at the person, he looks normal. I know myself when I’d go in the room last year, I looked normal to the guys and they would ask how I was feeling. And after a while it kind of gets on your nerves a little bit to get asked 30-40 times a day how you’re feeling. You understand the people around your team are caring about you, but you’re trying to get your mind off of everything and hopefully recovering quickly.

I think the biggest thing is, Continue reading

Tuesday Quick Hits

Dorsey Levens has produced a video titled “Bell-Rung” (video preview previous post).  This documentary takes a look at some Atlanta area NFL’ers and their battle with the brain injuries associated with football.  Along with the video you will see in the USA Today article that players are more concerned about awareness and long-term health help from the league;

“The lawsuit is more about raising awareness on concussions and trying to light a fire under the NFL to help these guys who are struggling,” said Levens, a Comcast Southeast NFL analyst. “I found there’s a great need for guys, especially with health care.

“You envision playing pro football for however many years; making some good money; retiring and enjoying life. And the quality of life is not what it needs to be for a lot of these guys.

“I’m just trying to get them the medical help they need — sooner than later.”


The AP produced some results from a survey about concussions in the NFL; Continue reading

Concussions: Which way from here? – NHL – Yahoo! Sports

This is one very good article, hockey fans take a look at this, in case you missed it.  I believe that Nicholas J. Cotsonika has done everyone a service looking into this issue.

“He was on a panel where one of the panelists said the pro teams don’t care about their players, and what I said to Chris was, ‘Don’t you dare ever let anyone say that again,’ ” Burke said. “I said, ‘We’ve got to continue doing the work you’re doing, but we’ve got to play this game, too.’ “

Nowinski said they spoke for about 15 minutes. He said it was a good conversation, but a private one.

Concussions: Which way from here? – NHL – Yahoo! Sports.