NCAA autonomy group approves new concussion protections

January 15, 2016 6:57 PM

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NCAA autonomy group approves new concussion protections

The NCAA's major conferences have approved a rule that a school's medical officials have a final say over when athletes return to play after concussions or other injuries.

The NCAA already requires schools to have concussion and return-to-play protocols. But the rule approved Friday at the NCAA annual convention was cast as a significant boost to protecting athlete safety.

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