Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Poll -- Concussions!

Did the Fed's rule change this year regarding what many consider the requirement for officials to diagnose a concussion help a lot -- or just give you a headache?

With all the conversation in the off season about helmets coming off and then the death of Chris Henry, some thought that the action by the NFHS came up short.

Some officials are reluctant to send a player off the field if they aren't sure. Unless the team has a diagnostician on the sideline (medical doctor?), sending a kid out with a potential head injury is the same as a ejection -- he probably won't be back that night. We all want to err on the side of player safety but nobody wants to send out an impact player that could alter the outcome of the game if the diagnosis isn't correct.

Vote in the new poll. (Please answer both questions.)
Leave a comment with your opinion.
I'm working on a follow-up article to the above linked "Heads will roll".