Big Ten to hire trainers to look for concussions
(AP) — An independent athletic trainer stationed in the video replay booth will be on the look-out for players who show visible signs of a concussion during Big Ten football games.
The Big Ten announced Monday that its Council of Presidents/Chancellors approved the move Sunday at a meeting in Indianapolis.
The athletic trainer will have his or her own video monitor and have the ability to directly contact officials on the field. The independent athletic trainer will be in addition to the continued presence of on-field doctors and athletic trainers from each school.
A message seeking details about the new concussion surveillance plan was left at the Big Ten office.