A group of appeals court judges has ruled to uphold the NFL concussion settlement, even though some players had fought it.

FOX's Jessica Rosenthal explains:

The roughly $1-billion settlement was approved last year, but some players appealed. They argued that the settlement should cover those who could possibly develop the brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy later on and cover those with more mild cognitive issues.

The appeals court judges sounded skeptical at the time the argument was made, but an attorney for the players, Steven Molo said what if a player develops health issues after the settlement was approved? The settlement doesn't apply to them:

(Molo) "We're obviously disappointed with the court's decision, we're reviewing it and considering our options."

The appellate judges wrote that while not perfect the existing settlement is fair and helps a large number of players.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News.