Study: Injury prevention programs not being implemented by coaches

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

  • Reuters reported on an Oregon State poll that said injury prevention programs are unpopular with high school coaches with only 10 percent of them implementing the proper programs.
  • 49ers.com honored former San Francisco running back J.D. Smith, who also served in the Korean War. He passed away last week at 83.
  • NorthJersey.com reported that doctors at two New Jersey hospitals see the need for a proposal to track concussions nationally.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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