Harvard Study on NFL Player Safety Calls for Outside Doctors image

ABC News, November 17, 2016
Jimmy Golen, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

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Doctors who decide whether an NFL player is healthy enough to go into the game shouldn't be paid by the teams that have a stake in winning and losing — an "undeniable conflict of interest."

That's what a report released on Thursday by Harvard University experts in medicine, law and ethics says.

The study by the NFL Players Association-funded Football Players Health Study also recommends a short-term injured reserve for athletes recovering from a concussion, much like the system that baseball adopted five years ago.

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