Two Houston doctors will have authority to bench Super Bowl players with head injuries

From the Chronicle:

The two most powerful men on the sidelines during the Super Bowl on Sunday might not be the ones calling plays.

Two Houston doctors will have the authority to stop play. Pull a player out of the game. Tell him he can’t return.

Tom Brady? Matt Ryan?

The physicians hope it doesn’t come to that.

“I don’t want to be seen or heard from during this game,” said Dr. Arthur Day, a neurosurgeon at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute. “I want to be completely in the background.”

Day will stand on one team’s sideline. On the other: Dr. Jamie McCarthy, an emergency room physician at the Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute.

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