NEW YORK — The NFL will begin using video monitors on each team's sideline this weekend to help treat injuries.

In a memo sent to the 32 teams and obtained by The Associated Press, the league said the monitors would be used to "allow the medical staff to review the network video of any play during which a player was injured."

Only video of a play during which a player was injured or appears to be hurt can be viewed. A league official must be notified when the monitor is used.

To ensure the equipment is used for checking video of injuries and not for any competitive reasons, only a team physician or head athletic trainer can view it. Under no circumstances will coaches, players or anyone else from the teams have access to the equipment.