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Playing Defense Against Concussions

Some high school football teams are already preparing for the upcoming season. Soon the stadium stands will be filled with cheering students and rabidly supportive parents.

Best case scenario is that the home team scores a win. Worst case scenario is not a loss, but the possibility of an athlete getting seriously injured. High on the list of concerns is that a student will suffer a concussion.

The NCAA recently tightened their rules on identifying and treating concussions following a lawsuit.

But how do our Nevada high schools fare when it comes to keeping athletes safe?

GUESTS

Ernie Howren, coach, Reed Raiders

Jim Porter, regional sports medicine coordinator, Select Medical Corporation

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