Archive for December, 2011

How Many Pittsburgh Steelers Were on Toradol?

Published December 7th, 2011, Uncategorized

The newest lawsuit by ex-National Football Leaguers involves allegations that team doctors put players on the painkiller Toradol, which masked their concussions. Here’s the link to the long-form version of the press release from the Seeger Weiss law firm in New Jersey: For years, Torodol was a favorite of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ medical staff. […]

Times Series on Derek Boogaard’s CTE Ups the Ante in Hockey’s Fight With Boston Researchers

Published December 6th, 2011, Uncategorized

If the superb three-part New York Times series by John Branch on the death of 28-year-old hockey player Derek Boogaard had only added vestigially to what’s being called “concussion awareness,” then it would rate no more than a gentleman’s C. I’m happy to be praising Branch for accomplishing so much more – putting chronic traumatic […]

Dr. Joseph Maroon and UPMC Have ‘Suspicion-Like Symptoms’

Published December 3rd, 2011, Uncategorized

On November 1, I reported that Dr. Joseph Maroon was still being featured at the website of the supplement Sports Brain Guard. But that is no longer the case. Though this blog does not know exactly when the change was made, we’ll claim full credit for now getting only an error message when you type […]

There Was Just One Problem With the George Visger Ebook Announcement …

Published December 2nd, 2011, Uncategorized

… earlier today: It referred to “the ensuing two decades” since George’s 1982 near-death experience. Of course, it’s the ensuing three decades, and the correction has been made. My kids point out my alarming new tendency to drop decades. For example, I might start talking about the Cardinals’ win in the 1996, rather than 2006, […]

Concussion Inc. to Publish Retired SF 49er Super Bowl Team Member George Visger’s Memoir, ‘OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In and Out of Football’

Published December 2nd, 2011, Uncategorized

Media inquiries: Further info: SACRAMENTO, December 2, 2011 – The Concussion Inc. imprint of ebooks has announced the signing of a new title by George Visger – the defensive tackle on the 1982 Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers whose National Football League career was cut short by a traumatic brain injury, but […]