Leading Expert Says Youth Players Need 3 Months Rest Post-Concussion

February 3, 2010 / Athletic Administration
Dr. Bennet Omalu, a co-founder of the Brain Injury Reserach Institute at West Virginia University, testified at a congressional hearing in Houston that football players under the age of 18 need to sit out three months after a concussion. He says sitting players three months lowers the risk of irreversible brain damage.


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