Concussion laws work at lowering head injury risk for young athletes, CU study finds

The Denver Post – New laws that require better reporting and monitoring of concussions for high school athletes appear to be working to reduce the number of traumatic brain injuries that young players suffer, according to a study co-authored by a University of Colorado researcher.

The study found that the rates at which young athletes suffered a second concussion soon after their first declined dramatically after states passed the laws. Preventing such “recurrent concussions” is vital because the damage caused by concussions can increase exponentially if the head injuries occur close together in time.

Read more at The Denver Post.

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