Harvard study calls for outside doctors
A new Harvard University study says the Nfl should stop using doctors paid by the team to determine whether players are able to come back from an injury.
The report from the Nfl Players Association-funded Football Players Health Study also recommends a short-term injured reserve for players recovering from a concussion, much like the system that baseball adopted five years ago.
The report issued Thursday includes 76 recommendations addressed to 20 stakeholders in the game _ everyone from players and teams to equipment manufacturers and government regulators. The biggest message: Player safety will never be the top priority as long as those involved have competing calls on their loyalty.