As more is learned about concussion and its effects, high schools and youth leagues across the United States are adopting return-to-play policies to safely get athletes back on the playing field.
But what about the classroom?
Student-athletes who suffer a concussion need care – and patience – from the academic world as well, said Dr. Gerry Gioia, the chief of pediatric neuropsychology at the Children’s National Medical Center and director of its Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education Program.
Count Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco among those who want to get performance enhancing drugs out of professional sports.
The Baltimore Ravens quarterback told his club’s website that a level playing field is essential to fair competition, and he would be willing to take any necessary tests to prove that he is clean.
Two-year youth football player safety surveillance study to be completed and released in 2014
USA Football has released preliminary findings following the first year of a two-year study to examine player health and safety in organized youth tackle football.