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By On December 29th, 2017

NFL announces sudden changes to the league’s concussion protocol

In light of growing criticism of the league’s handling of concussions on the field this year, the NFL has made some last-minute changes to its concussion protocol – including placing a central unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant (UNC) in the league’s “command center” for all games. The new rules and changes were quietly approved December 11th by…

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By On January 27th, 2017

NFL Says Concussions Were Down In 2016, But Were They Really?

Several recent reports have shown that the number of diagnosed concussions in high school and college sports have been quickly rising. But, this news is often seen positively. It is seen as a reflection of better awareness and identification of brain injuries when they happen, while many concussions have been completely ignored in the past.…

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By On October 19th, 2016

NFL Concussion Policy Investigation Leads To Protocol Changes

In the lead up to the latest NFL season, the league touted changes to their concussion policy aimed at improving detection of injuries on the field and removing players suspected of being concussed from the field more quickly. However, the effectiveness of these policies has been in question since the opening game of the season…

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