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...ology the NFL has taken great strides to attempt to protect it’s players. They have made several rule changes that make it a severe penalty to “lead with the head” while making tackles (2010). Injured players are treated for injuries during the game. NFL teams have trained and professional medical staff on the sidelines of every game and practice (Seibert, 2013). There are almost 30 medical professionals on the field including a concussion expert, and an ophthalmologist and also a dentist. There is EMT personnel and x-ray technicians available to aide and assist in the case of a medical emergency. Many of the personnel involved are the crème of the crop, the best in their prospective fields.
The game has truly changed. From it’s meager beginnings in the 1920’s to where the game is today. There is one thing that has not changed; the game is still very dangerous.
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