NFL to Review Concussion Protocols in Offseason

February 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the NFL continues to emphasize both preventing and properly treating concussions, a review of the current protocol is set to take place during the offseason.
According to Ken Belson of the New York Times, NFL senior vice president of health and safety policy Jeff Miller revealed that doctors and medical personnel will meet at the NFL Scouting Combine later this month to determine if any changes should be made to the policy.  
Per Belson, Miller admitted a Week 11 incident that saw then-St. Louis Rams quarterback Case Keenum stay in the game after suffering a concussion played into the decision to consider making alterations:
"This demonstrated an area where there were definitely not best practices," Miller said.
Miller's announcement comes on the heels of an ESPN Outside the Lines report by Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada that alleges the NFL has controlled concussion research through funding to fit its preferences.
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