In a new lawsuit filed last week in Miami, 21 more retired NFL players have come forward accusing the league of concealing information about the dangerous effects of repeated head injuries.
The former athletes claim that the NFL promoted an aggressive playing style and put players on the field as soon as possible following an injury. Many athletes now suffer from sleeplessness, headaches, and dementia, which they say was caused by multiple concussions suffered while playing professionally.
The players argue that the NFL purposefully hid information from them about the connection of concussions to long-term neurological issues. They cite a report a committee hired by the league made that states they did not find any negative long term effects associated with concussions.
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“Spider-Man: Turn Off The Lights” actor, Matthew James Thomas, suffered a head injury backstage last week in Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre during the second act.
Thomas, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man during the matinee shows on Saturdays and Wednesdays, was taken to the hospital for stitches, according to the show’s producers. However, they are not saying much else. The producers claim the injury is minor and that nothing fell on his head. What exactly caused the injury has not been released.
Thomas is scheduled to return to the stage on Saturday for the next show.
This is the latest of many injuries that have plagued the Spider-Man musical. This is the fifth injury and second head injury; an actress suffered a concussion during the musical’s first preview.
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