Possible NFL Draft Picks To Undergo Brain Test


Posted on 27th February 2010 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

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With concern over concussions a hot issue now, potential National Football League draft picks will have to undergo a brain test and face questions about their brain-injury history, according to the Associated Press.


The 329 players coming to a scouting combine in Indianapolis this week will have to take the ImPACT test, a baseline brain activity examination – a first for the NFL.

Doctors can use the information gathered from the test to create a standard way to evaluation players, and to possibly track data on concussions.

The NFL has already made changes to its rules regarding players returning to play after hitting their heads.

The NFL’s competition committee this week saw demonstrations of new helmets that purportedly would be protective against head injuries.

Friday the NFL players’ union will conduct a Player Safety and Welfare Summit in Indianapolis, where companies can come to discuss any gear or services they offer that are supposed to make football safer.

That night, team doctors will meet to talk about new treatment for players. That meeting will include a discussion of head injuries.

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