In the never ending saga of concussions (See post #598)
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11-14-2010, 08:03 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North of the Tank
G&M article on concussion conference. Including youth/junior hockey player who had at least half a dozen concussions. Was touted as possible 1st round draft pick and didn't get that far due to complications from concussions.
Their messages, in a nutshell: You don’t have to lose consciousness to suffer a concussion (they can be tricky to diagnose, and are often accompanied by neck, nasal and dental injuries); any time one is suspected the player must be immediately withdrawn from the game or practice; no player should ever return to full contact until he or she is completely asymptomatic and cleared by a doctor; children suffer greater damage than adults; helmets can’t protect against the injury, full face shields don’t hurt; and the evidence on mouthguards is inconclusive.
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