New Concussion Guidelines Announced


For the first time in 15 years, leading doctors are updating their guidelines for dealing with one of the fastest-growing – and most spotlighted – health problems facing athletes.

FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has the details:

Audio clip:


(Sound of a football hit)

The American Academy of Neurology recommending any athlete even suspected of having a concussion be pulled from action immediately, not returning until they’ve been cleared by a trained specialist.

(Dr. Figler) “If the brain is allowed to heal, there’s a better chance of it recovering faster and possibly better.”


…Dr. Rick Figler of the Cleveland Clinic:

(Dr. Figler) “There’s a very small percentage of these children that are going to be going into the major leagues. ┬áBe protective of their future, which is primarily going to be their brain function.”

The Academy also releasing a “Concussion Quickcheck” app designed to help coaches and parents recognize signs of a concussion.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.


CLICK HERE to read the guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology.