The NFL is getting into the pediatric emergency room, with a new initiative that’s opening at the start of the 2017 season.
The league said Wednesday that the program will open this weekend in Atlanta, Miami, Orlando and Seattle.
The program will be run by the league’s emergency medical services department, which oversees pediatric care.
The initiative is part of the league�s efforts to ensure pediatric emergency rooms are ready to handle a growing number of pediatric injuries, such as concussions.
Last week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that teams would begin using technology to help determine if a player�s injury is severe enough to warrant immediate medical attention.
The NFLPA, which represents many teams, says players have been playing longer and harder with fewer concussions than ever before, which can cause chronic conditions like ADHD and CTE.
In addition, players have a history of using concussions in their careers.
The concussion issue has become a national topic and the NFL has become more vocal on the issue.
Last week, the NFL released a report on the concussion crisis, which said that one in five players has experienced a concussion in their career.
In March, the league banned players from using concussion-relief medications for a year, while it worked with medical organizations to develop a program to prevent head injuries in the future.
The NFL also began training its medical personnel for this new program in late March.
NFL teams will be required to conduct a concussion assessment and provide medical advice, according to the league.
Players will be trained on how to assess and treat their own symptoms and symptoms of a teammate or a teammate�s concussed player.
The team will also receive medical training on how best to administer a helmet, gloves, mask, and other equipment.