Fort Worth Star Telegram: ‘SidelinER’ injury tent makes its Dallas Cowboys debut against Colts

Aug 22, 2017

AUGUST 19, 2017 7:57 PM

All 32 NFL teams will debut the sideline medical tents this season. The trend started in the college football ranks, with Alabama’s football program bringing theirs out ahead of the curve on Sept. 12, 2015 during a game against Middle Tennessee, according to USA Today.

The collapsible tents are attached to the base of a trainer’s table and pulled over the top in a matter of seconds.

The idea of keeping onlookers further in the dark surrounding injured players, or, from the team’s perspective, protecting their injured players’ privacy, quickly spread in the college game. Clemson uses the tents, as does Lousiville, Arkansas, Marshall, SMU, TCU, Troy, West Virginia, Northwestern, Ole Miss and Florida State, among others.

Scandrick emerged from the Blue Star triage unit in short order Saturday, but was declared done for the night after the episode. He was not diagnosed with a concussion.

By Matthew Martinez for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram