NFL cracks down on head injuries (1 Viewer)


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Teams to be briefed on new guidelines

By Jimmy Smith/The Times-Picayune

Former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert recalls a time when he was playing in Atlanta behind the oft-injured Chris Miller.

Miller, who once suffered five concussions in a 14-month span, was shopping at a suburban Atlanta grocery store when panic set in.

"He couldn't remember the way home from Kroger's," Hebert said.

Miller played in the NFL from 1987 to 1995, then attempted to make a comeback in 1999. Another concussion forced him to retire permanently.

With the NFL poised to hold a forum today on concussions to be attended by members of each team's medical staff, the league has formulated new guidelines on how concussions will be handled.

Saints wide receiver Marques Colston, who last season returned to a game in Tampa against the Buccaneers after receiving a minor concussion, said that's a good idea.

Full Story - The Times-Picayune

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