The NFL is not the only sport figuring out how to deal with head injuries. Major League Baseball might create a seven-day disabled list just for players with concussions as soon as next season, a person familiar with the proposal told the Associated Press.
The new DL would be in addition to the 15- and 60-day lists that already exist for injuries of all sorts, the person told the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity because the proposal is in the preliminary stages.
A seven-day DL will be considered this offseason by a new concussion subcommittee that is being formed under baseball’s medical advisory committee, according to the person who described the proposal to the AP.
If the subcommittee OKs the idea, it would need to be approved by commissioner Bud Selig, then the players’ union. A change to the rules would be subject to collective bargaining with the union.