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NFL observers to monitor concussions

Updated: November 23, 2011, 12:43 AM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

In a move aimed to improve concussion monitoring, the NFL sent a memo Tuesday to its 32 clubs that, effective this Thursday, the league observer, present at every game in the press box, will now be responsible to communicate directly with both teams' sidelines to alert the medical staffs of possible undetected injuries.

The memo, obtained by ESPN, does not specifically mention concussions, but league and NFLPA officials concede that head traumas are the priority for the new policy that ...

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