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Cowboys | Aikman praises league's new testing for concussions

The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman says he has not symptoms from the 10 concussions he suffered during his Hall of Fame career. He does get migraine headaches, but he says he's had them all his life and that they're not related to football. Aikman said, "I think people got the impression that [former NFL QB] Steve Young and I were forced out by concussions. For me, it was more my back." Aikman added, "I've had no problems since. From my perspective, I think I got off relatively lightly. I think defensive players are far more at risk than quarterbacks -- they get hit on every play and may often have concussions they don't know about." Aikman praised the league for its recent decision to run baseline tests on all players in training camp so the NFL can later determine if their brains have been damaged from hits to the head. "The fact that doctors will now have a record of how much change there has been is a huge step forward," Aikman said.

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