A new study suggests that the more understanding officials have about the symptoms of concussions, the more confident they are in calling timeouts for injuries.

A group of researchers interviewed over 1,300 college football officials in 2015 and found that an injury timeout has been called in one out of every four games due to suspected concussion.

John Parsons, co-author of the study and managing director of the NCAA Sports Science Institute stated, "One way that officials can help ensure sports safety is to recognize potentially concussed athletes and call injury timeouts appropriately so that athletic trainers or other medical personnel can conduct evaluations."

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