Competition committee to debate independent medical timeouts

Tuesday's health and safety news from the world of football:

  • CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora offered four suggestions to help concussion worries in the NFL, including the addition of the medical timeouts, better press-box spotters, expanding game-day rosters and establishing a baseball-like injured reserve list. In regards to the spotters, he said:
  • USA Today reported that the NFL Foundation was among four winners of the Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Awards.
  • A columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press talked to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' athletic trainer, who details how teams deal with injuries is far greater than it was 10 years ago.
  • WOAI-TV in San Antonio looked at BrainHeroes, a concussion study on high school athletes in the city that will be conducted in conjunction with the Alamo Bowl.
  • HealthDay reported that a study on college football players that said measuring blood flow to the brain might determine the recovery time from a concussion.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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