NFLPA sends concussion education video to players

The NFL Players Association has compiled a concussion education video and sent a copy to every player in the NFL in preparation for the 2016 season.


The NFLPA, along with the American Academy of Neurology, made the video which details the effects of a concussion on the brain, typical symptoms, and the protocol that teams and players must follow in the event of a potential concussion. The responsibility of the player to report his own symptoms or suspicions and the consequences of failing to do so is particularly emphasized.


This initiative, along with the NFL’s plans to penalize the protocol’s non-conformers, will hopefully help in curbing much of the league’s concussion problem. These steps and similar ones in sports organizations throughout the world are important elements in improving concussion prevention, detection, and treatment for the future.


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