Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 4th NHSCA Sports Hour Topic: Sports Concussions

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

28 states now have high school sports concussion laws, while another 15 states are considering legislation to protect high school athletes.

Thursday night on the NHSCA Sports Hour, I'll be joined by Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck, a former three-sport high school athlete in San Diego, to talk about the need for education and how players can protect themselves from brain injuries while playing sports.

Dr. Hasbrouck, who is currently a Commissioner of Health in Upstate New York and a Board-certified Medical Internist, has a wealth of knowledge on the subject beyond his medical background.  Dr. Hasbrouck played four years as a defensive back at the University of California in the PAC-10.

Washington was the first state to pass sports concussion legislation in 2009.  Under the legislation, athletes are removed from practice or a game and not allowed to return until they obtain a written return-to-play authorization from a medical professional trained in the diagnosis and management of concussions.

Click here to listen to the show.

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