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WBCB Eagles Football Report - NFL Injuries

St Mary Reese Football Report

Shah Scrubs SmallBy Nirav K. Shah, MD, FACS

It's no secret to my family, my patients, or fellow Eagles fans, that I'm a huge football fan. I'm also a neurosurgeon with a special interest in concussions and football injuries. That's why I'm pleased to be a regular guest on WCBB's Pro Football Report with Merrill Reese.

It provides an opportunity to reach a large audience of Eagles fans like me and give medical insights into what football injury reports actually mean as well as to discuss high school sports.

In this recent interview with Merril he asks "What is the concussion protocol is when a football player is injured and laying on the field not moving" Listen to the podcast below.

NFL Concussion Protocols Today

Merrill Reese- Dr. Shah what is the protocol when a football player is injured from a collision on the field and is not moving?

Dr. Shah - Well that is a very concerning situation and thankfully the NFL has excellent trained professionals to deal with these situations. First and foremost it is very important to immobilize these players. That's why when the player is not moving, the take everyone away and keep the play are quite still. Then they keep the neck very stable. While they are doing this, they unscrew the face mask to allow better breathing. During this period of time, the player is being assessed for vital signs. Once he is deemed fairly stable he is able to be carried on a stretcher to appropriate emergency services.

 

LastUpdate: 2016-04-16 14:01:22

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