high school football

Doctors: Young Athlete Continue to Play Through Concussions

In a survey of high school athletes, 53 percent of them said they had continued playing despite taking a serious blow to the head.


Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers falls to the ice after being hit in the face by a stick during the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty/Bruce Bennett)

Chris Pronger Breaks Silence

Former Blues defenseman isn’t ready to retire, although concussion doctor advised him to hang up his skates.



Missouri Group Releases Yearlong Survey On High School Sports Concussions

The study found 881 boys and 241 girls reported head injuries last school year. The time spent sidelined was an average of more than 10 days for the females and 6 1/2 days for the males.


Stanley Herring, chairman of the Subcommittee on Education and Advocacy, Head, Neck and Spine Committee of the NFL holds up a Centers for Disease Control poster about concussions while testifying before the House Education and Labor Committee in 2010 in Washington, DC. Herring testified about the NFL's work to reduce, identify and treat concussions and subconcussive injuries. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

NFL Concussions-A Missouri Link

Paul Anderson has developed a website to track the lawsuits filed by former players.


Eddie Kennison in 1998 game photo (Getty/Andy Lyons)

Eddie Kennison Sues NFL Over Concussions

Wide receiver played 1996-1998 and 2008 with St. Louis, 2001-2007 and 2010 with Kansas City.


Jacob Bell 2011 file photo (Getty/Christian Petersen)

Ex-Ram Jacob Bell Retires

Offensive lineman cites fears over long-term effects of injuries among NFL players.


CBS file photo

Charlie Brennan: A-B Boycott, Wild Horses, Head Injuries & Mary Poppins

New York Times columnist Nick Kristof targeted Anheuser-Busch InBev in his column over the weekend calling for a boycott of the brewery.


Mark Rypien Getty/Brian Bahr file

Former Rams QB Mark Rypien Sues NFL

Forty-nine-year-old joins multi-plaintiff lawsuit over concussions suffered during career.


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Survey: High School Football Caused 850 Concussions in 2011

Football players reported the highest number of suspected concussions.



Sports Open Line: Ken Hitchcock, Pete Weber, Adam Caplan & Taylor Twellman

Chris Kerber is joined by coach Ken Hitchcock, broadcaster Pete Weber, NFL Insider Adam Caplan, and St. Louis native Taylor Twellman.




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