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Dustin Fink

A Preliminary Investigation of Active and Retired NFL Players’ Knowledge of Concussion (2004)

Below is an excerpt from a dissertation from Don Brady, PhD, PsyD, NCSP wrote ten years ago.  Although the year of publishing might seem aged, there are pertinent and salient points to behold in this.  Without further ado… TBI and Postconcussion:  Many Years of Controversy Vague and inconsistent definitions of the constructs used to explain a [concussion] […]

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LINK: Rebroadcast of Pres. Obama Sports and Concussions

You can follow the link below for the rebroadcast of the “summit” on concussions in sport held at the White House yesterday. http://www.c-span.org/video/?319639-1/president-obama-sports-concussions There were some interesting thoughts passed along and it was great to hear the POTUS discuss athletic trainers and the need for them.  The next step in that “finger” of concussion care […]

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It Has Been A Long Time

Hello everyone, my name is Dustin Fink.  I am an athletic trainer and I have created a blog about concussions…  Wait, what? It has been a long time since I have gotten to this blogging thing, perhaps I needed to reintroduce myself.  As devout readers – that you all are – you have noticed a […]

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Hit Count Symposium

If you have a son or daughter in Little League Baseball you probably have heard of a pitch count.  Basically it is a set number of pitches a pitcher can throw in a certain time period.  The reasoning seems simple and sound, in my opinion; to protect the overuse of the arm/elbow.  Sure, there are […]

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World Cup Time

I took this pic at FIFA HQ For all the blame football gets for concussions and concussion problems; futbol – or the worlds’ game – has its share of concussion issues (so do just about all contact sports).  The unique thing to soccer is that it is not a “collision” sport, by definition.  Yes, it […]

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SNEER and LOAFING in the CFL: A Sad Trip to Apathy, Amnesia and Animus

Eric “The Flea” Allen This post is by guest journalist, Terry Ott.  You may remember some of his work posted here previously in the seven-part series looking into concussions and possible long-term issues (you can click on links within the post to read all parts).  With the Canadian Football League avoiding a work stoppage by ratifying a […]

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Arkansas Looks Into Hit Limits

Over two years ago I sent an open letter and proposals to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) regarding hit limits in football.  Some took this as a “candy ass” approach and one that was not needed.  I disagreed with that assessment, in fact, I felt that what I wrote at the time was proactive […]

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Nick Mercer: Adjustment/Accomplishment

Nick wrote two quick takes on his experiences with TBI recovery and where he stands, currently.  Here they are presented in one post.  We would like to thank Nick for continuing to post from a unique perspective and appreciate the work he has done for us. ========== Adjusting is not quitting. I finished my Pilates […]

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Back to Basics: Current Concussion Management

What follows below are recommendations that have been on this blog for many years.  I came up with them when it started in 2010 and not much has happened to change what was written.  In fact, more and more these ideas have been accepted, showing that it was ahead of its time in 2010. AS […]

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Exclusive: First Law Suit Filed in Canada Over Concussions

Terry Ott has filed this BREAKING NEWS in regards to Canadian Football and the Concussion Issue.  We here at The Concussion Blog are pleased to bring this information to you…  You can find the FILED CLAIM HERE. ========== FORMER CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYER SUES LEAGUE MEMBER TEAMS FOR CONCUSSION RELATED INJURY Lawsuit on Behalf of […]

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