Jets Under Scrutiny By Medical Community

The New York Jets don't talk about concussions — from the owner, to the coach, to the players according to the New York Times.

The Times wrote: The New York Jets' institutional silence persists because the team is "tired of having people scrutinize what they do," said Dr. James P. Kelly, the Chicago Bears' neurologist from 1995 until 2003, and a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Colorado. "They arrogantly assume that they're doing the right thing when it's obvious to outsiders that they mismanage situations, Wayne Chrebet being the prime example. It looks like they have something to hide."

Concussions are an issue throughout football, but the Jets have drawn special attention because Dr. Pellman until recently led the National Football League's commission on concussions, and he has been criticized by many medical experts for playing down the effects of concussions and for clearing players to return to the field too soon.

Source: New York Times


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