Concussions: the NFL provides for measures of prevention

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The violent incident involving Savage has led to a joint review of the protocol related to concussions by the NFL and the players Association.

The national football League (NFL) and the players ‘ Association announced Friday a series of changes to the management of the protocol related to concussions.

 

The announcement follows a troubling incident in which the quarter Tom Savage, Houston Texans, has been granted the right to return to the field after a veneer that was left on the ground, arms trembling.

 

Thus, the two parties have agreed to add an expert, who watched the match from a central site and which shall have the power to advise the medical teams on the sidelines to assess an incident. And if a player seems to have suffered a stroke or malaise in the genre, as was the case with Savage, he will be out of the meeting and will not return.

 

In recent years, the NFL has been the subject of a close monitoring about the safety of the players and head injuries. An agreement valued at $ 1 billion, which entered into force earlier this year, has allowed the league to resolve thousands of lawsuits while she was accused of knowing the risks associated with multiple concussions.

 

The violent incident involving Savage has led to a joint review of the protocol related to concussions by the NFL and the players Association. The leader of the Texans was hurt in the second quarter of the game on December 10 against the San Francisco 49ers, after having been thrown to the ground by Elvis Dumervil. The times showed Savage visibly stunned after her head was given against the ground.

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