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Top Down: NFL Changes Concussion Protocol After McCoy Hit
Pro sports have taken a more public stand this year in fighting concussion issues, including better player evaluations and treatments. But the NFL is realizing its plan doesn’t go far enough.
FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig explains:
It all stems from a December 8th game on the NFL Network…
(Play-by-Play) “Straight drop from McCoy…and he throws at the last second. And completed it as he got planted, and I mean planted.”
A concussed Colt McCoy went to the Cleveland Browns bench, but was never tested for a head injury and went back into the game. He was diagnosed after the game, and hasn’t practiced or played since.
Now, the NFL will pay for a certified athletic trainer to watch every game live from a replay booth. The trainer will be able to contact medical staffs for both teams to give advice, but will not be able to diagnose an injury, prescribe treatment or pull a player from a game.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.