concussions ~ all sports are a problem, bicycles too. Very interesting new information in the past 18 months. Coach should NOT determine when ready to return to play as can be a second concussion on the first, which may be fatal.
Pre-adolescent children who have sustained sports-related concussions have impaired brain function two years following injury, new research indicates. Over a million brain injuries are treated annually in the U.S. While organized sports at all levels have implemented safety protocols for preventing and treating head injuries, most pediatric concussions still result from athletic activities.