Brain injuries


Katsuyori Shibata, Brain Injuries, and Implications of Japanese Strong Style Wrestling

After a brutal headbutt 30 minutes into a New Japan's Sakura Genesis, 37-year-old Katsuyori Shibata collapsed from a severe brain injury. Now his career may be over.
Ian Williams

The Study on CTE In Soccer Is Not What You Think It Is

Most studies aren't worth reporting on. This was one of them. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.
Aaron Gordon

What Happened When a Prison Brought in a Brain Injury Specialist

We got an early peak at the numbers from a new study of brain injuries in an American prison, and they aren't pretty.
Nick Keppler

Farewell to the Utterly Undeniable Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan was an indie wrestling grinder who became a beloved WWE champion because of how uniquely talented he was. His career is over, but his legend is secure.
Ian Williams

The Strange Case of the American Tennis Pro Who Forgot English One Day and Thought He Was Swedish

The troubled life and mysterious death of a man named Michael Boatwright.
Mike Pearl

A "Bad Influence": Over a Century of Risk in the Army-Navy Game

This Saturday will mark the 116th Army-Navy game, a beloved tradition of the service academies as well as the wider college football world. Given what we know about the dangers of concussions, however, can we expect it to continue indefinitely?
Michael Weinreb

Did Sports-Related Concussions Kill the Ohio State Football Player Who Turned Up Dead This Weekend?

If the 22-year-old found in a trash bin Sunday had chronic traumatic encephalopath (CTE), football oligarchs are in trouble.
Allie Conti