- Associated Press - Monday, September 13, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - 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.

But Dr. Hunt Batjer says the rate of concussions is something the league and its medical staff will closely monitor throughout the season.

Batjer noted that “if this pace continues, it’s either better reporting of the symptoms, or it is something else systemic.” 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. There were two concussions each in the Packers-Eagles game and the Panthers-Giants game on Sunday.


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