Junior Seau

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 A memorial for NFL legend Junior Seau in San Diego, California. File photograph: Getty Images

Cautionary tale Junior Seau was the epitome of an NFL linebacker. A 12-time Pro Bowler for the Chargers, the Dolphins and the Patriots, Seau is the c(...)

Dr Bennet Omalu (centre) was the lead author of the study into evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living patient. Photograph:  Pete Marovich/Getty Images

Scientists claim they have confirmed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living patient for the first time, a potential breakthrou(...)

 Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady pictured in New York in May. Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images For US Weekly

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has addressed comments made by his wife, Gisele Bundchen, that he has a history of concussions, including o(...)

Bo Jackson in action for the  Los Angeles Raiders during  a game against  the Kansas City Chiefs on October  1989. Photograph: Ken Levine/Getty Images

Bo Jackson has revealed that his legendary dual-sport career might never have got off the ground if he’d known 30 years ago about American football’s(...)

Shawn Wooden, a former Miami Dolphins player and important advocate of the concussion settlement with the NFL, with his son, Shane, at home in Pembroke Pines. Photograph: Ryan Stone/The New York Times

Former National Football League players who oppose the league’s potential $1 billion settlement of lawsuits claiming it hid the risk of concussions a(...)

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland has quit the sport over fears of repeated head injuries. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland, a leading rookie last season, is retiring from the NFL over health concerns related to repeated head trauma,(...)

‘In a sport where the machismo ‘Ya gotta play hurt’ mantra is drilled into children from an early age, a price eventually had to be paid.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Twenty-one years have passed since the NFL first acknowledged concussion might be a problem in the sport. Not a major one, mind. “We discuss it on the(...)

 National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell testifies  before the House Judiciary Committee about football brain injuries on Capitol Hill in October 2009. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

America’s National Football League has agreed to pay €578 million to settle a lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 players and their families, largely (...)