NFL Changes Concussion Policy

Something that in my opinion is a huge issue in the NFL, players returning to play after concussions was addressed today. Roger Goodell and the NFL changed its policy on when players can return to action after losing consciousness. The new rule constitutes that if a player is knocked cold during a practice, or some other activity, they can not return to action on that day. Certain symptoms like memory loss and a lackadaisical approach on the field may cause teams to shut the player in question down for a day.  It’s a small step for concussion precautions, but so many concussions are worsened by contact and injury in practice, costing the teams players and costing the players brain cells and possibly threatening their lives.  Hopefully this will blaze the path for better policies regarding concussions.  See the full story on ESPN.

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