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Concussion Legacy Foundation Issues Statement About Irv Cross’ Passing

From the CLF: The Concussion Legacy Foundation was profoundly saddened to learn of the loss of former NFL cornerback and broadcasting legend Irv Cross at the age of 81. Our thoughts are with Irv’s wife Liz, his four children, and the entire Cross family. Cross was a two-time Pro Bowl selection with the Philadelphia Eagles…
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CLF co-founders react to concerning new study data: “Who will protect the brains of college football players?”

CLF’s co-founders Christopher Nowinski, Ph.D. and Robert Cantu, M.D. have advocated for more than a decade that the best way to reduce the negative outcomes of brain trauma in football is to reduce hitting in practice. A new study published this week in JAMA Neurology found that 72% of concussions in college football over 5…
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Aerobic Exercise or Rest after a Sports-related Concussion?

What follows is a recent research report for the American Academy of Sports Medicine: Rest has long been the cornerstone of health care professionals’ recommendations for optimal recovery from a sports-related concussion. A recently published systematic review suggests that gradually resuming aerobic exercise like cycling and running as early as three days after a concussion…
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