“Each game that we play this fall, there will be two medical people in the booth, one from each school that will have the Seoul purpose of observing from on high, if you will, what’s taking place on the field that somebody on the sidelines might not be able to see. But that person will be able to do it in the context of knowing the players and their medical history, and we think that’s important and I commend our athletic directors for unanimously approving that yesterday.”
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Other professional sports leagues should be taking note of this.
After examining Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III, NFL independent neurologist Robert N. Kurtze has ruled Griffin out of any games this weekend. The announcement comes eight days after Griffin suffered a concussion and five days after the Redskins allowed him to return to practice.
The statement from Dr. Kurtze follows:
“Per discussion with Neuropsychologists and with Anthony Casolaro M.D., we had anticipated yesterday that the patient would be cleared for full participation in gameplay this weekend; however, upon further scrutiny today of the neuropsychology data, I agree with the neuropsychologist that he should be held from gameplay this weekend and be retested in one-two weeks before a firm conclusion to return to gameplay can be made.”
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford discussed Tuesday in a press conference the ACC’s decision to use spotters in the press box at each football game to identify concussions.
“That medical observer will be there to observe players from their respective program,” said Swofford. “This team-specific medical observer will have benefit of knowing the medical history of the players because it will be someone who is involved with them on an ongoing and day-to-day basis. They will travel with the team and observe every game, home and away, conference and non-conference. And the medical observer will not have the authority to stop the game but will have the ability to communicate the medical staff that is on the sidelines.