Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) -Two New York universities and a Manhattan hospital are receiving grants from the NFL to study concussions and other sports-related injuries.
The University at Buffalo, Columbia University in New York City and the Hospital for Special Surgery are getting the funding from NFL Charities, a nonprofit organization created by the 32 teams in National Football League.
NFL Charities announced Tuesday that nearly $1 million of the funding will go toward studying concussion prevention and treatment.
Of that amount, $100,000 will go to UB to develop a scientific method of determining when an athlete who has had a concussion can safely return to play.
Over the next 18 years, UB researchers will study dozens of athletes from the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres and athletes from western New York colleges who sustain concussions.