September 17, 2012

Concussion Data, Articles, & More

Now that it's football season (Go Giants!), it's also time to rethink concussions in the sport. There have been some good articles lately, such as Melissa Segura's heartbreaking story about three girlfriends/wives of retired NFL players. Also some indications that the NFL and NCAA are taking concussions seriously: Darrelle Revis was held out of yesterday's Jets game due to last week's head injury, and Arkansas' quarterback Tyler Wilson was held out of yesterday's game against Alabama.

Additionally, some of my students are working on sports infographics, including one dealing with concussions. I collected links to data & graphics for that class here as well.

Data on Concussions

Recent articles about NFL concussions & related issues
Bibliographies & Resources