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Artificial Turf : Danger Afoot?

By Kyle Rich

October 29, 2012

Football players face the possibility of concussions and broken bones every time they step on the field. But new research suggests it isn’t the defense football players should be concerned with but the artificial turf they often play on.A study conducted by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and published in the October issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests a higher injury rate among...

Referees take heat from all sides

By Kyle Rich

October 1, 2012

The NFL has recently come under fire from former players and medical personnel for what they believe has been a lack of safety precautions during games that has affected them yearsafter retirement.Now that the 2012-2013 season is underway, the NFL has taken more harsh criticism due to the labor dispute with the NFL Referees Association, which forced the league to use replacement officials in lieu of locked-out professionals f...

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