Working to Help Student Athletes Dodge Concussions

Sep 2, 2014

About 250,000 children visit the emergency room every year due to sports-related injuries. That number, experts say, is on the rise.
Credit Flickr user Keegan McGuire

Early September means the start of football season ... a time for tailgate parties and fantasy leagues. On today's North Bay Report we examine what is being done locally and nationally to protect young athletes--football players especially--from brain injuries caused by concussions.  

During an expert panel held at Santa Rosa Junior College last week Ben Lynch, former 49ers offensive lineman, spoke of his history with concussions and why he feels a need to change the culture of sports. Listen here: 

Concussion resources: 

North Coast Concussion Management
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Concussion in Sports
Concussion Facts from the Sports Concussion Institute