Lawmaker pushes another effort on high school sports concussions

Lawmaker pushes another effort on high school sports concussions
Lawmaker pushes another effort on high school sports concussions

Lawmaker pushes another effort on high school sports concussions

As researchers learn more about the often crippling effects on sports-related concussions, legislators across the country worked to establish protocols and procedures for student athletes. Over the last five years, every state passed laws on concussions for young athletes; most focused on education and what’s called Return to Play policies. Illinois State Senator Dan Kotowski [kah-TAU-skee] is hoping to get more specific with a new bill that calls for school districts to create concussion oversight teams of trained professionals. The senator and Dr. Steve Devick, inventor of a sideline evaluation test that helps players, parents coaches and trainers determine if an athlete is OK to return to play (Flickr/Loves_TaiShan)