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
The NFL is facing concussion-related lawsuits from thousands of
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.