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Recognizing and Treating Concussions

Concussion research is constantly evolving. Dr. Robert Flannery discusses identifying symptoms and new regulations designed to eliminate the risk of concussions in the second segment of the “Your Winning Ways” series.

Dr. Flannery suggests a change in culture. While athletes want to immediately return to play, parents and coaches should require rest and thoroughly watch for concussion symptoms. Identifying a concussion could be the difference in returning next season or suffering from lifelong effects.

New regulations intend to alleviate the risk by advocating for non-contact sports leagues and requiring athletic trainers at games and practices.

For more information on concussion management, visit Youth Sports of the Americas and follow along with the ABC 33/40 segment “Your Winning Ways”.