King-Devick Test already on CFL Sidelines this season
The Canadian Football League (CFL) and National Football League (NFL) are partnering on implementing additional concussion tests during CFL games and practices this season, it was announced today.
In addition to ongoing education, research and medical response protocols already in place in the CFL, medical staff of various CFL teams started using the King-Devick Test (K-D Test) in training camps this summer and will continue throughout the 2015 season. The K-D Test is an objective remove-from-play sideline concussion screening test, based on eye-movement, that is being utilized in addition to the CFL’s established sideline concussion examination. The NFL will contribute funding to help determine whether the K-D Test improves the ability to diagnose concussions.
“Collaborations like this one with the NFL are going to provide some useful data to help assess the ongoing advancement of technology and research in support of player safety,” said CFL Vice President of Football Operations Kevin McDonald. “Working together on initiatives such as this ultimately serves a primary objective which is the health and safety of our players.”
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