Alabama hopes to prevent brain injuries with new concussion law

Last year, more than 150 Alabama high school football players reported suffering concussions during games or practice. Many suspect that as many as twice that number actually suffered these injuries. As many people now know, these concussions can cause serious and sometimes permanent brain injuries for these young students.

In an effort to protect all those who play sports in Alabama from receiving brain injuries, new Alabama legislation requires that every sports organization must train their coaches to identify concussions. In addition, the new law imposes a requirement to distribute information to parents about head injuries and concussions. These requirements apply to all sports at all levels. In enacting this legislation, Alabama becomes the 21st state with a concussion law.

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