TRENDS IN SPORTS: Should Varsity Letters Be Awards to HS Students Who Compete in Non-Athletic Pursuits?
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
More than a third of young athletes treated for concussions at a Texas sports clinic went back into the game after their injury despite safety recommendations
Whether the kids were unaware they had a concussion, or whether they intentionally withheld the injury from coaches or trainers is unknown
The study shows that there is still a need to educate players and coaches about the signs and symptoms of concussion, and to change the culture around reporting a possible concussion
By now everyone’s heard what you need to do: if you suspect you might have a concussion you need to come out of the game immediately, and not play again until properly cleared by a medical professional skilled in sports concussion management…