Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Concussion Law - Rotenberg in the Lone Star Texas News

Posted: Tuesday, 02 August 2011 11:55AM

New Concussion Law

As high school football practice gets underway--a new rule is in place designed to protect teenagers against concussions.Under the law that took effect Monday, coaches are required to take players out after a head hit to check for a concussion. San Antonio neurologist Joshua Rotenberg says that's because concussions aren't obvious and players don't want to admit they're hurt. He adds that sometimes players think they feel okay only to have the effects of a concussion be obvious minutes or even hours later.

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