How virtual reality and sideline brain scans could help diagnose concussions
In the 2017 season, NFL players suffered 291 concussions — the most since the league started sharing data in 2012. To curb the high rate of concussions, football rule makers at the professional and college levels have tried everything from penalizing players for hitting with their helmets to adding impartial sideline doctors who can pull players out of the game after a blow to the head.
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