July 17, 2014 7:53 pm
Updated: July 17, 2014 10:53 pm

Former BC Lions player suing over alleged negligence relating to concussions


VANCOUVER – Concussion-related injuries have already led to a $765 million settlement in the NFL and it now looks like the issue is heading to the CFL.

Former BC Lions player Arland Bruce is suing the team and the league for alleged negligence.

He claims he was rushed back into playing seven weeks after being injured in a game.

He is looking for future medical costs.

He signed with the Montreal Alouettes after being released from the Lions and is now a free agent.

These allegations have not been proven in court.

In a statement, the CFL says:

As this is before the courts, we cannot comment. The CFL takes player health and safety very seriously, and have consistently taken steps to prevent, assess, and properly treat concussions, through our rules, player education and discipline, medical protocols and procedures. But this particular matter is in the hands of legal counsel and we have no comment at this time.

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