Check out our editorial on COVID-19 and Concussion

November 12, 2022 Check out our editorial on COVID-19 and Concussion Throughout the pandemic much attention has been focused on the cardiac and respiratory effects of COVID-19. We have been concerned that the infection can also result in a neurologic insult with similarities to concussion. Check out our editorial on Post-COVID-19 Neurologic Syndrome and Concussion. […]

Tua Tagovailoa likely has Overlapping Concussion Syndrome NOT Second Impact Syndrome

October 1, 2022 Tua Tagovailoa does not have Second Impact Syndrome rather Overlapping Concussion Syndrome There is still a lot of conversation about the Tua Tagovailoa concussion. Most of us agree that he suffered a concussion on Sunday and that 4 days later he suffered an obvious concussion.  People are now using the term Second […]

Tua Tagovailoa head injury

September 30, 2022 The 90’s called and want their concussion protocol back Unfortunately, I must write a follow up to my previous post on Tua Tagovailoa.  I stated that that he was concussed on Sunday, but the team treated him as if he wasn’t (back and leg).  If it was correct that he was concussed […]

The 90’s called and want their concussion protocol back

September 26, 2022 The 90’s called and want their concussion protocol back Regarding the Tua Tagovailoa football game incident on 9/25/22.  Tua demonstrated clear concussion signs following a tackle.  He was taken out of the game but returned minutes later. No matter what was done in this case, it is NOT okay to return to […]

Preseason Football ACL Injuries

August 9, 2022 Preseason Football ACL Injuries Preseason football is starting in August and there are several medical issues that one needs to be thinking about.  Risks not only include musculoskeletal and concussive injuries but also include environmental risks such as heat illnesses. Today we acknowledge ACL injuries to the knee. In the NFL these […]

Infectious Rashes in Sports: Do we need to include Monkeypox?

July 16, 2022 Infectious Rashes in Sports: Do we need to include Monkeypox? Although the sport of wrestling is associated with infectious rashes other sports can also be at risk spreading infection through direct skin contact or from surface contact. Here is a list of some of the most common infectious rashes resulting from sports participation.  […]

Train Smart and do not forget about Recovery

July 16, 2022 Train Smart and do not forget about Recovery The summer is a time of year that is used to gain strength and endurance.  Training loads can be increased for some athletes.  Please remember that recovery is an integral part of achieving your goals.  Hard work plus good nutrition and sleep must also […]

Mental Health in Sports

Mardy Fish faced mental health challenge

October 3, 2021 Mental Health in Sports The recent stories of Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka have brought more awareness of mental health issues in sports.  At the elite level, where all the athletes are physically superior, some quote that performance is 80+% mental.  Independent of sports, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety […]

Name, Image, and likeness (NIL)

September 8, 2021 Name, Image, and likeness (NIL) As of mid 2021 the NCAA has allowed collegiate student athletes to be sponsored for their name image and likeness (NIL), which is essentially their own person brand. Athletes are being approached to sponsor products. One of the most common product categories are nutritional supplements. It is […]