Doctors explain more on concussions
PHILADELPHIA - September 19, 2011 It was the play that made everyone cringe, including Temple neurologist Dr. Ausim Azizi. "I like everybody else said ouch," said Dr. Azizi. Dr. Azizi is not involved in Vick's care but he knows healing can take days, weeks, or even months depending on the severity. Initial reports show Vick's injury is mild, still he has to be fully recovered before coming back on the playing field. "To put it really simply if you have a small scratch on your skin and you keep scratching it, it will never heal," said Dr. Azizi. Rick Burkholder, the head athletic trainer for the Eagles says rest is what's most important. "There is a lot that needs to go on over the next three to seven days but we have an outline, we've done this before, it's not our first go around," said Burkholder. Vick will also undergo tests throughout the week, including the IMPACT test. It's a computerized mental acuity test given to athletes of all levels. Vick is also seeing an independent neurologist along with the team doctor as per protocol.