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Morning Sun
  • Unaffiliated neurological consultants will be on sidelines in 2013

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  • ###less###p(((great)))The NFL will have unaffiliated neurological consultants on the sidelines during games beginning in the 2013 season, according to Andrea Kremer of the NFL Network.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))Kremer noted that the NFLPA was strongly in favor of this move.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))Under the current concussion rules, independent neurologists need to clear players to return to practice or games during the week after suffering a concussion in a game. However, it has been team doctors who make the decision to clear a player to return during a game.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))League counsel Jeff Pash told reporters that the doctors would not be paid by the clubs or hired as team physicians.###less###/p(((great)))

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