Texans use military's 'tourniquet training' to hasten players' healing

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

  • ESPN.com reported that the Houston Texans are the first team in the NFL to utilize "tourniquet training," a method created by military doctors to assist players in recovering quicker from injuries.
  • At the NFL Scouting Combine, the Boston Globe talked to Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead, who is competing for his older brother Armond, a former New England Patriot who had to retire in 2013 because of the effects from a heart attack he suffered at the University of Southern California that he blamed on the school medical staff giving him doses of the painkiller Toradol.
  • WTAE-TV reported how former NFL quarterback Marc Bulger is giving back to his Pittsburgh roots with a military foundation and a scholarship to West Virginia University.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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