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Madden 12 Will Feature New Concussion Rules

EA Sports is known for the slogan, "If it's in the game, it's in the game." With the Madden NFL video game series, they do a very good job of replicating what you see on an NFL field. One thing that hasn't been quite as realistic, however, is how they handle injuries, as evidenced by the hilarious video of Greg Jennings putting the team on his back and scoring a long touchdown on a broken leg.

I'm not quite sure if that will be fixed in the future, but Madden 12 will feature an alteration of how concussions are handled.

EA Sports president Peter Moore said last week at the World Congress of Sports in Miami that it was "wrong" when the company's "Madden" game would allow concussed players to return to the field in the following quarter. That is no longer the case, Moore said Wednesday at the two-day summit in Miami.

Moore says "we have an obligation in our industry" to recognize that brain injuries are one of the biggest on-field issues facing football at all levels right now.

Phil Frazier, who is the executive producer of Madden 12, went on to say that these new concussion rules can serve as a "teaching tool" to those who play the game. This is aimed at kids mostly, as EA Sports wants to help teach younger football players that concussions should be taken seriously. Considering the NFL is attempting to do its part, I suppose EA Sports is staying true to the idea of "If it's in the game, it's in the game."

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