Report: NFL to help Australian Football with concussions studies

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

  • MedPage Today looked at how the NFL has made changes to improve the concussion awareness among players, talking to Dr. Robert Cantu, who is senior adviser of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee.
  • USA Today reported how the NFL is helping to build 26 playgrounds along the New Jersey/New York/Connecticut shore to honor the shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
  • Super Bowl-winning quarterback Troy Aikman, who will provide color commentary on the Fox broadcast of Sunday's game, told Newsday that he feels no ill effects from the concussions that caused him to retire from the NFL.
  • The Associated Press reported that Indiana's new youth concussion bill, which would require coaches to undergo training for protocols, passed the state senate.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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