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NFL introduces iPad app for concussion tests

02/23/2013 2:13 PM ET
By Matt Hughes

The NFL introduced a new iPad application that will help team doctors diagnose concussions.

As reported by The Associated Press, league officials presented the app as part of a new concussion testing system at meetings before this weekend's annual scouting combine. The new system was recommended by the NFL's Head, Neck & Spine Committee.

The league's new concussion protocol includes a scoring system. The new app will aid team doctors in determining whether a discrepancy exists between a player's baseline score and his game day score. A large discrepancy would indicate the player has sustained a concussion.

League officials stressed that the new app is not intended to replace team doctors' medical observations.

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