The Insider: Concussions


Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Number of concussions down 13 percent this season, according to NFL injury data

League’s data also shows ACL injuries decreased from last season.

By Mark Maske  |  07:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL concussions

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Jordan Reed won’t play again this season, Redskins announce

Rookie tight end will end up missing final six games of the season after suffering a concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, tight ends, Week 16

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Jordan Reed still suffering from headaches, according to Mike Shanahan

Tight end has missed four games since suffering a concussion nearly a month ago.

By Mark Maske  |  04:29 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, Jordan Reed, tight ends, video, Week 16

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Redskins injury report: Trent Williams, three others miss practice

Starting left tackle Trent Williams missed Wednesday’s practice with a foot contusion, but said that he hopes to play on Sunday when the Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs.

By Mike Jones  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Darrel Young, DeAngelo Hall, Injuries, Jordan Reed, London Fletcher, Reed Doughty, Trent Williams, Week 14

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Brandon Meriweather: ‘I aimed a little lower’ against Chargers

Coming off a suspension for illegal hits, Brandon Meriweather says he he “aimed a little lower” in his tackling.

By Mark Maske  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Chargers, san diego chargers, Week 9

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013

NFLPA says Brandon Meriweather ‘sorry’ for comments (updated)

The Redskins safety confirms he spoke to DeMaurice Smith, the union’s executive director, but declines further comment.

By Mark Maske  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, Safeties

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Griffin, Fletcher understand Meriweather’s frustrations

The Washington Redskins’ two most prominent leaders expressed support for safety Brandon Meriweather after he raised eyebrows once again this week.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, London Fletcher, NFL safety, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan believes Meriweather has learned his lesson

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he believes that safety Brandon Meriweather now understand the importance of avoiding helmet-to-helmet hits going forward.

By Mike Jones  |  05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL safety, suspensions

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Meriweather responds to Marshall, says “you’ve got to go low now”

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather responds to comments from Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

By Gene Wang  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweawther, Chicago Bears, Concussions, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Bears, suspensions

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Haslett: Redskins must ‘do better’ to teach Meriweather proper tackling

Defensive coordinator says team’s efforts to this point ‘didn’t work in his case.’

By Mark Maske  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, NFL safety, suspensions

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Shanahan wants to expand helmet-to-helmet rules to protect players on kickoffs

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan intends to lobby the NFL when he attends the next league meeting.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL rules, Reed Doughty

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Reed Doughty remains unsure if he’ll play Sunday

Redskins safety Reed Doughty said that he has made some improvements since leaving Sunday’s game with a concussion, but that he remains uncertain about his prospects for playing this week against the Denver Broncos.

By Mike Jones  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL concussions, Reed Doughty

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Barry Cofield, DeAngelo Hall defend Brandon Meriweather on first hit

Two of the most outspoken players on Washington’s defense defended safety Brandon Meriweather on the first of his two helmet-to-helmet hits.

By Mike Jones  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, DeAngelo Hall, fines, NFL safety

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 09/21/2013

Meriweather to appeal fine, will try to change tackling style

By Mike Jones  |  10:33 AM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, Injuries

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Redskins players supportive of Brandon Meriweather through injuries

Safety has failed to start and finish a single game since beginning of last season.

By Mark Maske  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Injuries, Josh Wilson, London Fletcher

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Brandon Meriweather fined $42,000 for helmet-to-helmet hit

The NFL has fined Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather $42,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit with Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

By Mike Jones  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, NFL safety, Safeties

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Brandon Meriweather returns to practice field

Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather returned to the practice field on Wednesday after leaving Sunday’s game with a concussion and going through a series of tests Monday and Tuesday.

By Mike Jones  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Injuries, Safeties

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Meriweather to be fined, not suspended, for helmet-to-helmet hit on Lacy [updated]

Safety Brandon Meriweather will be fined by the NFL but not suspended for his hit Sunday that knocked Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy out of the game with a concussion.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Fines, Injuries, injury updates, Kai Forbath, NFL safety, Redskins vs. Packers

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Ryan Kerrigan passes concussion tests [updated]

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has passed all of his concussion tests and is expected to practice Wednesday.

By Mike Jones  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Kerrigan being evaluated for a possible concussion

Linebacker’s playing status this week not immediately known.

By Mark Maske  |  12:42 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, outside linebackers, Ryan Kerrigan

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/20/2013

NFL restricts use of helmet by ball-carriers, tacklers

Ball carriers and tacklers won't be allowed to lower their heads to strike an opponent inside the tackle box

By Mark Maske  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Helmet safety rule, NFL, NFL concussions, NFL safety

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Robert Griffin III ‘seemed fine’ to teammates Monday morning

Rookie QB was at team headquarters Monday morning and appeared to be doing well, according to teammates.

By Mike Jones  |  01:33 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

NFL donating $30 million to NIH for brain injury research

As the NFL seasons begins, the league is giving $30 million to the Bethesda-based National Institutes of Health to fund research into brain injuries and other medical issues.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, NFL concussions, NFL medical research