University of Washington to try patch with concussion sensor

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

  • The Seattle Times reported that the University of Washington football team will wear a patch from X2 Biosystems, which is known as a developer of end-to-end management of brain injury technology.
  • The Columbus Dispatch looked at the NCAA's lack of uniformity concerning concussions and full-contact practices. The report recalls Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive's push last spring for the NCAA to get more involved.
  • Minnesota Twins backup catcher Ryan Doumit is testing new equipment after returning from a concussion, The Star Tribune reported.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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