NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has issued an advisory on the potential effects of indoor hoop-slinging in the NFL.
In a statement, Goodell said the league would “review the results of the latest study to see if this is a sustainable practice.”
The study, conducted by a University of Utah-based athletic trainers’ group, found that “the best way to reduce the risk of injury and promote overall wellness is to limit the number of games played outdoors.”
It’s a reminder that the NFL has a history of having to make changes to its outdoor practices, which include the use of indoor grass in the dome and the use in 2018 of the practice of no-contact contact on the field.
Goodell did not specify whether the league will make any changes to the rules for indoor games, or whether it would consider instituting a rule that says the teams can’t play without players.