NFL Makes Improvements In The Detection And Treatment Of Concussions

NFL sees progress in concussion treatment

      NEW YORK (AP) – NFL medical personnel say there was significant
improvement in the detection and treatment of concussions from
opening day through the playoffs.
      Citing the way concussions to two Seattle Seahawks were handled
in a playoff game at Chicago, the co-chairman of the league's head,
neck and spine committee says the NFL has taken major steps in a
short time to ensure such injuries are treated properly.
      Dr. Richard Ellenbogen says Monday that when Seahawks tight end
John Carlson suffered a concussion and was carted off on Jan. 16,
the situation was handled “perfectly.” And when Seattle
cornerback Marcus Trufant was hurt soon after, ” team physicians
and professional athletic trainers were all over that.”
      Earlier in the season, he admits, such treatment might not have
been flawless.
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