[su_spacer size=”20″] Last year the Conference ran a pilot program at 2 schools to monitor players for concussions. In 2015, the program will be in place for every game.
[su_spacer size=”40″] [su_quote style=”modern-light” cite=”Washington Times” url=”http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/26/sec-passes-regulation-to-better-identify-concussio/”] The league passed a regulation Tuesday that requires an independent medical observer for conference and non-conference games beginning next season.
[su_spacer size=”10″] Each trained observer – hired by the conference, not the schools – will be stationed in the television replay booth and monitor both sidelines as well as on-field action. At least two schools used the setup last season, and now “we’ve broadened that to make it consistent across the league,” incoming SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said.
[su_spacer size=”10″] Sankey said the observer will have the power to halt games and have potentially concussed players pulled and evaluated.