NFL expects to have neurologists at games in 2013

NFL general counsel Jeff Pash says he expects independent

neurological consultants to be on sidelines during games next

season to help diagnose and treat concussions.

Speaking at a pre-Super Bowl news conference Thursday, Pash

explained that the doctors would not be paid by the clubs or hired

as team physicians. There could be more than one neurologist

assigned to each team to divide home and road games.

Pash said ”details need to be worked through” with the NFL

Players Association.

The NFL is facing concussion-related lawsuits from thousands of

former players.

In a series of interviews about head injuries with The

Associated Press in December 2011, 31 of 44 players said they

wanted the league to have independent neurologists at games.