Recreation Department Is First to Require Concussion Testing
Vinny Ciurciu, a linebacker for the NFL's Detroit Lions, suffered two concussions during the 2010 season. He sat out two games after the first one, and then a glancing blow to the head on his return was all it took to trigger renewed symptoms.
Baseline Testing for Concussions Gains Popularity
Nathan Stiles, a senior football player at Spring Hill (Kan.) High School, was playing an epic game against Osawatomie High on a Thursday night last October. He already had 65- and 18-yard touchdown runs when he came out of the game after being tackled near the sideline just before halftime.