Fox Sports is reporting the NFL and the Brazilian Football Confederation have agreed to an investigation into an incident in Brazil where a player was struck in the knee by a ball thrown by the opposing team during a game.
The player was taken to hospital but has since recovered.
“I think it’s very important that we have the right procedures in place in Brazil,” NFL vice president of player safety Mike Pereira said.
“This was a football game.
We have rules about ball protection.
If something like that happened, we have to do what we can to protect the players and the officials.”
Pereira added that the league is still waiting to hear from the Brazilian Federal Police about whether the player was arrested, but said that the investigation is ongoing.
He added that “there are a lot of things that need to be investigated, including if they made a mistake, if the officials made a miscommunication or if the players were in a hurry.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.