106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

New Youth Concussion Guidelines Released

View Comments
File photo of kids running. (credit: Thinkstock)

File photo of kids running. (credit: Thinkstock)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — According to new guidelines, athletes with concussions should not return to play the same day.

Dealing with concussions was the main topic Monday at the fifth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit. The gathering brings together nearly 140 organizations committed to keeping young athletes safe. On Tuesday, members meet with legislators on Capitol Hill.

The new guidelines were released Monday by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Concussion rates among high school athletes have steadily climbed the last 11 years. Dawn Comstock of the University of Colorado, however, notes that concussion rates have declined in wrestling and boys’ soccer while other sports show a leveling off.

Comstock says the “epidemic curves” are beginning “to peak just a little bit. We’ve got to figure out why.”

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,608 other followers