Special Report: An Inside Look at Concussion Prevention

Kathleen Lewis and Lucas Figueroa, Contributor

Kathleen Lewis and Eduardo Cachon

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Although concussions have a reputation of being short-term injuries, they are the reason behind nearly 30% of high school sports injuries and can force players to miss weeks of school and sports. Concussions are also a common injury in sports like football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. It is important that all members of the athletic community appreciate the sometimes severe consequences of getting a concussion, and understand the ways to treat it and to reduce the risk of it happening again.