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HOOVER, Ala. – An independent SEC medical observer in the instant replay booth will be able to pull a player out of a game for concussion symptoms with “no regrets” and beyond a team’s control this season.
Last year, the SEC experimented in a few games with using an independent medical observer. This year, it will be implemented as a rule in all SEC league games and also SEC home non-conference games. Non-conference teams visiting SEC stadiums can opt out if they choose.
At Tuesday’s SEC Media Days session, SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said the medical observer will rely on video from the replay booth to determine if a player shows concussion symptoms.
If a player looks woozy or disoriented and remains in the game, the medical observer will have the authority…
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