NFLPA health playbook for players puts concussions in focus
March 2, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL Players Association has created a medical guide for players, a 107-page reference book written by scientific professionals with extensive material on concussion detection, treatment and the league's game-day protocol for head injuries.
The union's inaugural "health playbook" was distributed electronically to NFLPA members this week.
Speaking at a head, neck and spine committee meeting during the league's scouting combine, NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills revealed a 16 percent rise in diagnosed concussions, from 250 in 2016 to 291 in 2017. Sills said th...
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