Former Steelers WR Hines Ward finishes Kona Ironman Triathlon

Monday's health and safety news from the world of sports:

Ward told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk that he won't be a regular Ironman Triathlon competitor.

  • The Boston Globe wrote about a Norwell, Mass., nurse who is trying to raise awareness of concussions among area school athletes.
  • As part of its latest series on concussions in football, the Birmingham News profiled Dr. Ann McKee, who has been one of the lead researchers of CTE in the brains of deceased football players.
  • NBC News reported on how a high-tech mouthguard is tested for use as a way to track head injuries.
  • The Orlando Sentinel profiled Nebraska prospect Zach Darlington, who suffered a head injury during a nationally televised high school football game earlier this season and vows to play for the Cornhuskers beginning next season.
  • The Dallas Morning News reported that the Dallas Independent School District is spending $3 million to put athletic trainers on each of its high school campuses.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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