concussions

State News
7:01 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Advocate pushes for limits on days of full contact football practice

Credit Peter Gray / WUIS/Illinois Public Radio

Coaches in Illinois are required by state law to remove from a game or practice any athlete suspected of suffering a concussion. But responding quickly after a hard hit isn't enough for a former football player from the Chicago area who now advocates nationwide to prevent injury to still-developing brains. Illinois Public Radio’s Peter Gray reports on a push for the state to follow the NFL in limiting days of full contact football practice.

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