The National Football League and NFL Alumni Association recently announced a new neurological care program for retired players, following up on a proposal by Alumni Association Executive Director George Martin (left).
This new program is one of a series of NFL initiatives addressing the quality of life of retired players. The new program makes available neurological specialists at five leading medical centers across the country to evaluate and treat possible neurological conditions. Each center will have available to retired NFL players a team of specialists, led by a neurologist who will serve as a program director.
“It’s a work in progress,” Martin told the Associated Press. “This is a new era of collaboration between the NFL Alumni, the NFL and the commissioner’s office.”
The five participating medical centers, selected for their expertise, high-quality service and reputation are: Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta), Mount Sinai (New York, NY), Doctors of USC (Los Angeles), University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (San Francisco) and Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis).
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