AP: NFL shows behind-the-scenes medical procedures


Feb 01, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For those who think game plans and play calls are complex, it would be helpful to take a behind-the-scenes look at the medical setups that go into an NFL game. Talk about multi-faceted. The league provided such an opportunity at US Bank Stadium this week, and it was enlightening. From the spotters’ […]

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USA Today: 10 takeaways from behind-the-scenes tour of NFL’s game-day medical procedures


Feb 01, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – The NFL cares about player safety. Really. Criticized heavily throughout the season for some high-profile failures of its concussion protocol, the NFL countered by taking a handful of reporters on a behind-the-scenes tour of its game-day medical procedures. From the communication between the spotters in the booth and the sidelines to whether coaches […]

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ESPN: NFL to have four independent concussion specialists at Super Bowl


Feb 01, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL will have four independent concussion specialists on hand for Super Bowl LII, the result of multiple changes to its protocol over the course of the 2017 season. The first iteration of the NFL’s current policy, established in 2014, placed one unaffiliated neurological consultant — known as a “UNC” — on each […]

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Toronto Sun: NFL team docs, consultants almost always agree on concussion diagnoses: Sills


Feb 01, 2018

If the NFL is serious about caring for potentially concussed players, why doesn’t it remove ultimate return-to-play decision-making from the team’s doctor, and so empower the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant assigned to every sideline? Critics of the NFL’s sincerity in concussion management often ask this. And indeed, it would seem to make the most sense, as […]

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Philly News: Carson Wentz’s surgeon, James Bradley, is an innovator well-known for work with athletes


Jan 03, 2018

(Dr. James Bradley is a former President of the NFL Physicians Society and current Head Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers.)  While details of Carson Wentz’s knee operation and its aftermath remain a mystery, shrouded by HIPAA restrictions as well as by the NFL’s obsession for secrecy, his surgeon’s identity makes it likely no cutting-edge […]

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The Athletic: With the Astros’ victory celebration in full swing, a heart-stopping drama was playing out behind the scenes: the race to save a beloved coach’s life


Jan 03, 2018

(Dr. Muntz is a team internist for the Houston Texans and serves on the board of the NFL Physicians Society.)  With nearly one million revelers joyously drinking in their team’s first championship, the Astros’ World Series victory parade had wended through the sun-baked streets of downtown Houston to City Hall, where the next phase of […]

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Associated Press: Pop-ups on NFL sidelines mean quick medical treatment


Oct 20, 2017

By BARRY WILNER — Oct. 19, 2017 1:27 PM EDT   NEW YORK (AP) — A player gets hurt on the field, walks or is helped to the sideline, and then goes camping? Not exactly. Those blue tents fans see popping up near the bench area at NFL games are for medical purposes only. And get this: The pro […]

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