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Aaron Rodgers ruled out for Week 14 against Falcons

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For the fifth-straight week, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won't play.

Via BeltwayBoy Sports
Joel Earle's insight:

Aaron rodger is arguably the best quarterbak in the NFL. When he was hurt the number of views for the Packers feel. This is also true for the other teams thats lost their starting quarterback.

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BeltwayBoy Sports's curator insight, December 7, 2013 9:51 PM

This injury has almost flushed the Green Bay Packers postseason hopes down the toilet, but QB Aaron Rodgers can't afford to come back too soon. I know it has to be killing him and Packers fans, but this is the right thing to do. It's a shame that the team hasn't been able to pick up any wins without their field general. They are getting very close to falling out of the race and must beat the Falcons in Week 14.  

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From football to flies: Lessons about traumatic brain injury | PsyPost

From football to flies: Lessons about traumatic brain injury | PsyPost | Whats wrong with football? | Scoop.it
Faced with news of suicides and brain damage in former professional football players, geneticist Barry Ganetzky bemoaned the lack of model systems for studying the insidious and often delayed consequences linked to head injuries.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Concussions where the one thing that spurred the NFL's knee jerk reaction to saftey .

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Donte Whitner Tackles Issue of NFL Hits, Fines - 49ers.com

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Donte Whitner Tackles Issue of NFL Hits, Fines
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Brooks, for example, was penalized yardage on the play in question and fined. Like Brooks, Whitner has appealed his own fine for his Week 4 end-zone tackle of St.
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Defenders are now getting punished for just making football plays. On the bright side for Whiner he is one of the few to "win" an appeal

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Rob Gronkowski leaves with knee injury after hit from TJ Ward (GIF) | Larry Brown Sports

Rob Gronkowski leaves with knee injury after hit from TJ Ward (GIF) | Larry Brown Sports | Whats wrong with football? | Scoop.it
Rob Gronkowski left the Patriots-Browns game after taking a hit to his right knee from TJ Ward. The injury looked serious.
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Since defends are now afraid from going high many will choose to go low resulting in more knee injuries

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