Goodell says NFL will continue work on concussions

February 3, 2012 - 12:45 PM
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Indianapolis. The New England Patriots will face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL will continue its work toward preventing concussions and other injuries, saying what's been done so far is only a starting point.

Goodell said at his state of the NFL news conference Friday that the league has done "a great deal" to make the game safer for players. He said the league is "not done yet" and keep trying to make the game less dangerous. The league is expanding its use of sideline TV replays to help doctors.

His comment came in response to an Associated Press story quoting a dozen former players who believe there was a culture of indifference toward concussions and other injuries in the NFL. Goodell noted that the league has set aside a lot of money to help retired players.