Second Hit Leaves Young Football Player in Wheelchair

Case study highlights dangers of 'second impact syndrome'

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From this case, Turner said, other parents "can take away that this concussion stuff is serious -- it's not malingering. This is why we have impact testing and ... all that stuff about keeping athletes out -- because of the fear of this."

In July 2012, an Indiana law went into effect mandating that high school student athletes suspected of having a concussion or head injury be removed from play and not return until they have been evaluated by a health care provider and given written clearance.

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Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn about concussions in sports.

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