High profile cases such as the death of Maryland football player, Jordan McNair, are exposing an ongoing issue within the NCAA medical world. The overdue conversation regarding the pressures athletic trainers face with the coaches, the athletes, and the athletics administrators has been sparked.
With the popularity of college sports in the U.S, pressure to win, and the serious health risks athletes face, how does the athletic trainer as a medical professional navigate in their profession? What is the NCAA doing about the problem? And are the coaches following the implemented rules? ESPN has the full story below.