November 21, 2007

Bradford making progress this week

The University of Oklahoma has been on the forefront of concussion research over the past several years. This season, Scott Anderson, Oklahoma's Head Athletics Trainer, has his team equipped with impact sensors in their helmets to measure the amount of force placed on his players during practices and games.

But what Anderson and the Oklahoma training department have learned through their research over the past season is this - finding out how to measure or predict when or how concussions happen isn't as easy as most would think.

Oklahoma currently has 45 players equipped with sensors in their helmets to measure impacts to their heads. Sam Bradford was one of those players.

Each player has a setting on their sensors to tell the OU training staff when they have taken a severe hit to the head.

When the threshold for a severe impact is reached, trainers are warned on the sidelines that that player has just suffered a major blow to their head.

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