It's estimated that 10-percent of student athletes playing contact sports in the United States will get a concussion. Unfortunately, high school athletes are more likely to get them and recover more slowly from them.
In this month's Health Check report, Serese Cole tells us about an innovative program the Fremont Area Medical Center has adopted to reduce the potential of further injury for area high school student athletes.
Manager of Sports Medicine at FAMC, Mark Voss, tells us how the program works and explains how it can help manage traumatic brain injuries and allow coaches and trainers to make better decisions about when an injured athlete is ready to return to play.
It's this Thursday at 5 on the Channel Six News.
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