Wed July 30, 2014
Playing Defense Against Concussions
Some high school football teams are already preparing for the upcoming season. Soon the stadium stands will be filled with cheering students and rabidly supportive parents.
Best case scenario is that the home team scores a win. Worst case scenario is not a loss, but the possibility of an athlete getting seriously injured. High on the list of concerns is that a student will suffer a concussion.
The NCAA recently tightened their rules on identifying and treating concussions following a lawsuit.
But how do our Nevada high schools fare when it comes to keeping athletes safe?
Ernie Howren, coach, Reed Raiders
Jim Porter, regional sports medicine coordinator, Select Medical Corporation