Article Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

International Players Union Calls For Investigation Into World Cup Concussion

Jun. 20, 2014 Think Progress

The International Federation of Professional Footballers is calling on international soccer’s governing body to investigate its concussion protocols and return to play standards to provide better protections to soccer players at the World Cup and otherwise, the union announced in a statement Friday.

The call for an investigation comes after Uruguayan defender Alvaro Pereira returned to play despite suffering an apparent concussion on the field Thursday evening. Pereira appeared to lose consciousness after taking a knee to the head while attempting a slide tackle during Uruguay’s World Cup group stage match with England. He was briefly taken off the field, but he shook off a doctor’s motions for a substitute or further evaluation and returned to the field. Afterward, Pereira said he was dizzy and that he waved off the doctor in “a moment of madness.”

Read More on Think Progress

Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund

Apply Today

All Resources

Tell Me More

The Hedonic Treadmill: A Look at Our Relationship With ‘Happiness’ and ‘Stuff’

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but not stressing about how to pay the mortgage helps.

Read More

How the immune system watches over the brain

Shedding more light on many brain-related conditions, such as autism and Alzheimer's./p>

Read More

22 brain exercises to improve memory, cognition, and creativity

Daily practices or new hobbies. Plenty of ways to flex your mind.

Read More

Depression, anxiety spur pandemic alcohol consumption

Depression and anxiety contribute to increased drinking during the pandemic.

Read More

Personal Boundaries: Privacy and Personal Space in Pandemic

What to do when the pandemic steals control of your privacy and personal space.

Read More

A CEO’s Guide to Planning a Return to the Office

Today’s decisions will set the tone for the future.

Read More

Plant-based diets reduce risk of heart disease, dementia, study finds

What does it mean to go plant based?

Read More

How to Deal with a Shockingly Big Utility Bill

Extreme weather can lead to changes in your utility bills. Be patient and take action.

Read More