NFL issues new concussion protocols to cover in-game injuries

Two weeks ago, Texans quarterback Tom Savage took a brutal hit to the head, and lay on the ground in a position that showed clear signs of a concussion.

And yet, just a few minutes later, he was back in the game.

The complete breakdown of the NFL’s concussion protocol horrified anyone with a bit of a soul, and in response, the NFL has updated its protocols. As reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on Sunday, the NFL will take immediate action to get players who exhibit any hint of brain injury out of the game entirely. In addition, players will need to be re-evaluated prior to returning to on-field action.

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