Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
There are many baseline tests given to all of the players before the season begins. One of those important tests include the IMPACT test
[CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ACTUAL TEST
]. It is the tool used to first assess potential concussions right after they are suspected. Other tests are given that test colors, shapes and memory association combinations. There are audio and visual light tests given. There are numerous computer programs that the players are presented with to test reflexes and timed cognitive responses. These are all compared to the baseline levels/scores established during these tests given before the season began. This is all above and beyond the comparative physical and psychological testing performed by the team doctors and neurologist that are performed at regular intervals.
The process, if followed as intended, is so complicated that it is pretty well accepted that it would be virtually impossible to fake "recovery."
Hope that answers your questions.
Wow, that's a pretty extensive set of tests. Now is this form - this set of tests - administered during each phase?