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Topic - Jeffrey Kutcher
The not-so-subtle implication racing through the Internet of a concussion conspiracy by the Nationals makes as much sense as, well, running into walls. What could they possibly gain by pretending Harper didn't have a concussion or engaging in a game of semantics to avoid using the word?
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, at least temporarily, quashed worries about his health thanks to some good news he got from a neurologist this week.
The NBA has put in place a concussion policy that will determine when players return from head injuries.
Sports equipment manufacturers who say their products prevent concussions are making "empty, unsubstantiated" claims, a key Senate chairman said Wednesday, and could face new regulations if they do not change their marketing practices.
SCAT2 is a tool best used, Kutcher said, as a method for non-neurologists to organize their thoughts during a neurological examination.
"The feeling that you can make this diagnosis via video, that's completely misplaced," Kutcher said. "Unless you are there evaluating that athlete and giving a comprehensive neurological evaluation, there's no way to know for sure."