All 50 states have laws designed to help prevent, identify and treat concussions in school sports. Putting the laws into practice has been challenging.
About 2 million children suffer sports-related concussions each year in the United States. A new study highlights some of the barriers schools are running into as they try to reduce those numbers.
If a concussion is not reported and treated properly, it can have lasting effects to an athlete’s brain and body. Researchers are now working on strategies to overcome these barriers.