Head-injury policies for student-athletes are under scrutiny

01/31/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A congressional committee is holding a forum today on head injuries in high-school and college football athletes, bringing scrutiny to policies that allow high-school students to return to sports following an injury that leaves them unconscious. Only three states have laws governing the prevention and treatment of head injuries in school sports. Some Texas officials are pushing for policies modeled after those in professional sports that require baseline health testing for all student-athletes that can help determine if students are ready to return to the field.

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