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    NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

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    NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions
    Posted: Wednesday December 2, 2009 8:44PM; Updated: Wednesday December 2, 2009 8:44PM

    NFL teams now have new, stricter instructions for when players should be allowed to return to games or practices after head injuries, guidelines that go into effect this week.

    In the latest step by the league to address a hot-button issue, commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the 32 clubs Wednesday saying a player who gets a concussion should not return to action on the same day if he shows certain signs or symptoms.

    Those include an inability to remember assignments or plays, a gap in memory, persistent dizziness, and persistent headaches.

    The old standard, established in 2007, said a player should not be allowed to return to the same game if he lost consciousness.

    Wednesday's memo also says players "are to be encouraged to be candid with team medical staffs and fully disclose any signs or symptoms that may be associated with a concussion."

    Nearly one-fifth of 160 NFL players surveyed by The Associated Press from Nov. 2-15 replied that they have hidden or played down the effects of a concussion.
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    Re: NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

    Hopefully the changes will help keep players on the field and lengthen careers.
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    Re:NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

    This can only be a good thing, as greg said hopefully this will prolong some careers.

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    Re:NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

    Hopefully players stay truthful

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    Re:NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

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    Re:NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

    Good idea Marr
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    Re:NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

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    Yeah - why should players worry about their brains and futures after football if it compromises the public's need for violent collisions.

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    Re:NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

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    That picture is so wrong. There is no skirt on the QB

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    Re:NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

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    Yeah - why should players worry about their brains and futures after football if it compromises the public's need for violent collisions.

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    Re:NFL changes return-to-play rules for concussions

    NHL concussion study determines NFL players are pussies
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    A study conducted by the NHL to determine the severity and impact of concussions in the sport has come back with one clear fact, commissioner Gary Bettman stated today: "NFL players are pussies. That much we know. At least they are compared to hockey players." After doing extensive interviews with NHL players who have sustained concussions, more than 98-percent stated that football players are "delicate little girls" or "gaping vaginas" and would never make it in the NHL. With the new concussion data in hand, Bettman says the NHL will take immediate measures. "We are working on a promotional campaign called: 'The NHL: Not for gaywads like football is.'"
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