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Legislation on Concussion Makes Changes in Sports

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(WVVA)- A new legislation concerning athletes and concussions in the state of West Virginia has coaches and students talking.

They're talking about how to treat a concussion and what to do when an athlete gets a concussion.

Now, West Virginia State Law requires coaches and students to go through training on what to do. An athlete isn't allowed to play until a licensed medical professional clears them.

All of the steps are to ensure those injured don't suffer long term side effects.

This information doesn't come as a shock to coaches though. Some say they've been airing on the side of caution for years now following some of the same procedures.

West Virginia isn't the only state though doing research into sports concussions. It's a part of a national effort.

 

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