Today’s health and safety news around sports:
* SB Nation’s MMAMania site reported on the recent panel discussion at the New Media Expo in Las Vegas. There, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White said his sport is the safer than the NFL.
“Concussion is a huge dilemma right now for the NFL. Here’s the difference between the UFC and the NFL as far as concussions are concerned. First of all, if you get a concussion, if you get knocked out or you get hurt whatsoever in the UFC, three months suspension. You are on suspension for three months and you cannot come back until you are cleared by a doctor. You can’t have any contact whatsoever. In the NFL, you’re not going to lose Tom Brady for three months, man. You lose Tom Brady for three months and your whole season is wiped out.”
Here is the a video of the hour-long panel discussion:
* KQED radio in Sacramento discussed the concussion issue during one of its public radio broadcasts.
* Hockey Night in Canada began its weekly injury report by updating fans on injured players who may not make it to training because of offseason or overseas injuries, including Philadelphia’s Danny Briere.
* The Ireland Independent wrote about a “ground-breaking” clinic that is helping Gaelic football players recover from groin injuries.
* As we hit the winter months, VeloNews.com offered five ways to avoid injury on the bike trainer.