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Topic - Hunt Batjer
Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend's wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL's head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and trainers.
NFL doctors and experts in heat-related illnesses have spoken with each NFL team this week.
Many more concussions are being reported in the NFL this season, which the league considers evidence that players and teams are taking head injuries more seriously. According to NFL data obtained by The Associated Press, 154 concussions that happened in practices or games were reported from the start of the preseason through the eighth week of the 2010 regular season.
With a late-season game on the line, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers exits with a concussion and doesn't return. Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson sit out games altogether because of head injuries.
The NFL will consider running a study that would examine whether playing in the league is more likely to result in long-term brain disease than only playing college football.
The co-chairman of the NFL's Brain, Head and Neck Medical Committee doesn't see four concussions sustained by players in the first weekend of the regular season as a trend.
Regardless, he added, "we must keep a close eye on this and we will."
Batjer says the injuries were properly treated in Philadelphia and East Rutherford, N.J., according to the guidelines set by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL Players Association.