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 •  July 18

It's not often the ability of an NFL player to move his pinky toe up and down is a noteworthy event. When it comes to Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, however, the small mobility is a notable stepping stone. A lengthy feature on Smith by Jeff Sullivan posted on the team's official website, notes that in the "last few weeks" the linebacker...

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 •  March 26

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has named Dr. Allen Sills as the NFL's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), a new full-time position based in New York. Dr. Sills joins the NFL from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he serves as Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, and Founder and Co-Director of the Vanderbilt...

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 •  July 26, 2016

Furthering their commitment to protecting the health and safety of NFL players, the NFL and NFLPA today announced an agreement to enforce the NFL Game Day Concussion Protocol and discipline clubs that violate it. Under the new policy, the NFL and NFLPA will follow a strict and fair process to investigate incidents and determine appropriate...

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 •  March 24, 2016

Editor's note: The NFL released the following response Thursday by JOE LOCKHART, NFL Executive Vice President -- Communications, to the New York Times story: Concussions and their potential long-term effects are a serious public health problem and an important issue facing football, many other sports and our military. For that reason, the NFL has...

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 •  March 15, 2016

The NFL Foundation, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) today announced the winners of the Athletic Trainer Initiative, a national grant contest to expand access to athletic trainers in underserved high schools and improve youth athlete safety. The fifteen...

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 •  February 5, 2016

The NFL will review its concussion protocol this offseason. NFL senior vice president of health and safety Jeff Miller said Thursday, per The New York Times, team doctors and the league medical personnel will discuss the current concussion protocol at this year's combine later this month. The league's concussion protocol was brought into the...

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 •  January 14, 2016

Recovery is the process of returning to a normal healthy condition. This is often a difficult challenge with the size, strength, speed and power of our current football players. Who would have thought we would see the day when a 300+ pound offensive lineman would run a sub 4.6 second 40-yard dash, or where a defensive lineman chases down a wide...

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 •  December 11, 2015

... case does not rest with the certified athletic training spotter. ... exiting a game against the Seahawks with self-reported concussion sympto