WR Hawkins sees day that jobs, injuries are based on hard data

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

  • At last weekend's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, ESPN reported that wide receiver Andrew Hawkins said he can see a day when injury diagnosis and on-field performance is no longer subjective thanks to technology.
  • The Associated Press reported on a study by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport that shows diversity in hiring in college sports has fallen in the past year.
  • The Albuquerque Tribune reported on a study by area researchers that shows MRIs help determine blood flow during a concussion, using college football players as part of the work.
  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on a Washington University study that showed soldiers don't recover quickly from concussions and their head injuries are much different than those suffered by football players.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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