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NFL makes 2 changes in concussion protocols

6:00 PM, Dec 21, 2011   |    comments
Charles LeClaire/US Presswire
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NEW YORK - The NFL is changing how it handles concussion examinations after Browns quarterback Colt McCoy went back into a Dec. 8 game without being tested for one.

The league said in a statement Wednesday that a certified athletic trainer, paid by the NFL, would be at each game to monitor play and provide medical staffs with "any relevant information that may assist them in determining the most appropriate evaluation and treatment."

The trainer will not diagnose nor prescribe treatment and can't order that players be removed from a game.

The trainer will be in a booth upstairs with access to video replay and direct communication to the medical staffs of both teams.

The Associated Pressu

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