Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Signs Concussion Law

Wisconsin has joined a growing number of states in passing a youth sports concussion law. The law requires that athletes under age 19 be taken out of practices or games if they sustain a concussion. The athletes will be required to obtain clearance from a trained medical professional in order to return to the field.

Many states are now passing youth sports concussion-related legislation. This is due to the growing awareness in our society that concussions can cause severe long-term brain injuries. The NFL has been forced to face this issue head on due to lawsuits filed on behalf of former football players who sustained life-altering head injuries due to numerous concussions, prior to the NFL's current concussion policy. As more states pass similar legislation to this Wisconsin law, the playing fields will grow safer for athletes around the country.

To learn more about this law, check out the following link:

http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/green_bay/concussion-safety-center-stage-in-wisconsin

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