Failure to Pull Concussed Player from Game Costs District $600K

Football Players

Among the biggest issues facing sports administrators over the past decade is the long-term effects on athletes of concussions and subconcussive blows to the head. From youth sports to the professional level, leagues and organizations have taken steps to prevent their players from suffering — or from exacerbating the adverse impacts of — head injuries. The most common step is to implement concussion management protocols requiring athletes to be evaluated and cleared by a physician or athletic trainer before an athlete suspected of a head injury can return to play.

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