Tackling a crisis in youth football

Tackling a crisis in youth football

Under fire because of the risks of the game, the NFL is promoting new techniques for young players.

NFL, former players reach settlement

NFL, former players reach settlement

The league agrees to a $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 former players who filed concussion-related lawsuits.

The (dangerous) family business

The (dangerous) family business

PART FIVE: Two of NFL great Howie Long’s sons play in the league — and their parents worry about the risks.

The costly price of an NFL career

The costly price of an NFL career

PART FOUR: A Washington Post survey of retired players finds 9 in 10 suffer from daily aches and pains.

Stuck with the bills

Stuck with the bills

PART THREE | The NFL’s health insurance ends years before many physical consequences of a player’s career appear. So who should pay?

Pain and drugs in the NFL

Pain and drugs in the NFL

PART TWO: Coping with injuries and pain in pro football has fostered a culture of painkiller use and abuse.

Judge to determine fate of NFL cases

Judge to determine fate of NFL cases

Attorneys present arguments in hearing that will decide if concussion lawsuit will proceed in federal court.

Concussion lawsuits go before judge

Concussion lawsuits go before judge

Judge to consider NFL's motion to dismiss hundreds of suits covering the claims of about 4,200 ex-players.

Redskins doctors say they work to stay ahead of curve

Despite RGIII's knee injury, Redskins players appear to receive above average medical care.

Do no harm? NFL’s medical dilemma.

Do no harm? NFL’s medical dilemma.

PART ONE | Medical care in the NFL is medicine turned on its head, often with troubling results.

Survey: Players don’t trust NFL docs

Survey: Players don’t trust NFL docs

In NFLPA survey, 78 percent of players say they are not satisfied at all with teams’ medical staffs.

Youth football’s shifting landscape

Youth football’s shifting landscape

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visited a pilot program in Va. to address concussion concerns.

‘Football is king right now’

‘Football is king right now’

As the NFL opens its regular season Wednesday night, a new Washington Post poll suggests that football remains by far the country’s most popular sport, despite offseason turmoil.

NFL, military partner on brain injuries

NFL, military partner on brain injuries

They discuss a joint strategy to change the culture surrounding concussions and other head trauma.

Can a brain be fixed?

Can a brain be fixed?

The lawsuits filed against NFL by retired players are aimed at finding ways to rehabilitate a damaged brain. Some think it’s possible.

Players band together to take on NFL

The more than 2,000 former players have filed 85 lawsuits against the NFL will have their complaints combined in court, as they attempt to hold the league responsible for the fallout from head trauma.