Larry Fitzgerald says he knows risks of playing with concussion

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

  • Health Canal reported that computerized neurocognitive testing for concussions that is widely used in amateur and professional sports has had little research over the past decade to prove its effectiveness, according to a paper published this month in the journal Neuropsychology Review.
  • The New York Times reported that payouts are being clarified for retired players with mild dementia in the $765 million concussion settlement for retired players in their lawsuit against the NFL.
  • The Sioux City Journal published a Scripps Howard report on a special magnetic resonance imaging method that was able to detect damage to nerve-signal-carrying white matter in the brains of veterans exposed to a blast. That injury is difficult to detect with standard imaging techniques.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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