Wednesday’s news from the world of health and safety around sports:
* Olympic.org reported that the International Olympic Committee has published its first manual of sports injuries.
The book embraces a problem-oriented approach to lead the reader through the assessment and management of injuries in sport and physical activity. Covering the various body regions and distinguishing between common and rarer injuries, the manual follows a trajectory from history-taking and physical examination to diagnosis and treatment, providing clear and actionable guidance on managing the most common injuries and disorders.
* Lloyd Glauberman Ph. D. wrote on the Huffington Post that the NFL’s CTE clock is ticking.
* CBSSports.com reported that Gregg Williams, who was responsible for conducting the bounty program with the New Orleans Saints, will be reinstated from his suspension next week. He is expected to be hired by the Tennessee Titans.
* Congress will be briefed on the new National Action Plan to protect youth athletes, according to USA Today.
* Three gymnasts at Iowa State are dealing with post-concussion symptoms, according to the Iowa State Daily.
* KDVR-TV in Denver explained the extent of the knee injury suffered by Lindsey Vonn during a World Cup skiing event on Tuesday.
* In the NBA’s major injury of the night, Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol suffered a plantar fasciitis strain, the Sports Xchange reported.
* The Bleacher Report questioned whether Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals will recover from a pitching arm injury that already has cost him the 2013 season.
* The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle wrote that more coaching role models are sought for girls sports in its area.
* And Manti Te’o has deleted his Twitter account, according to ESPN.com.
– Bill Bradley, contributing editor