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Concussion Facts

  • The CDC estimates that there are nearly four million recreational and sports-related concussions each year in the U.S. and the prevalence is growing.

  • An estimated 40% of athletes are returning to play sooner than modern guidelines would suggest.

  • Education alone is not working.

  • Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover.

  • Nine states have adopted this type of legislation with many more in planning stages.

  • The NFL sent letters to governors urging support of this type of legislation and outlining key elements of the Lystedt Law.

  • Athletes, parents and coaches must be educated about the dangers of concussions each year.

  • Immediate removal from practice or competition after sustaining a concussion is a must.

  • A licensed health care professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions is the best person to provide clearance for the athlete to return to play.

Concussion Facts

Concussion Facts

Sports concussions are brain injuries and must be taken seriously to protect our kids and prevent long-term consequences. Passage of this legislation is a significant step forward in increasing concussion awareness and providing the best opportunity for proper care of our young athletes, so they fully recover and play again.

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