Outside the Lines on ESPN will be featuring Stephania Bell today at 3pm EST to discuss the ongoing issues of head trauma in football. Another panelist will Matt Chaney, whom has put in great work in the area of injury surveillance and provides the antithesis of “safer-football”.
Set your DVR’s…
Stephania Bell of ESPN absolutely knocked this teachable moment on concussions out of the park. I really appreciate her discussing not only the qualifiers/labels on concussions – BTW Eagles just as there is no such thing as a “mild” concussion there is no such thing as a “significant concussion” they are all significant brain injuries – but the recovery time associated with concussions. Thank you for listening Stephania and thank you for this great segment!
FWIW, from my sources around the league the NFLPA may want a specialist on the sideline, but the owners are resistant to this for two primary reasons: 1. cost and 2. unfamiliarity with the players. The second would be more of a player issue rather than an owner issue, however it seems we will not see any owner override his MD’s on the sideline. Again this all boils down to possible conflicts of interest.