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Trainer will oversee in-game testing

Updated: December 21, 2011, 6:25 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

As a direct result of the Cleveland Browns' failure to test quarterback Colt McCoy for a concussion on the sideline during a game, the NFL alerted all 32 teams Wednesday that, effective this week, an independently certified athletics trainer will be assigned to monitor all suspected concussion-related injuries, a league official confirmed Tuesday.

The independent trainers will be paid by the NFL and approved by the NFL Players Association, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.

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