The road to recovery for young athletes with concussions

Jun 20, 2013

Dr. Randy Pearson said sports camps for young people are focusing more heavily on teaching proper technique in order to avoid concussions,
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A recent study published in the journal “Pediatrics” suggests that children and young adults need more time to recover from a concussion than had been thought before, especially if they’ve had a previous blow to the head. In order to avoid a second concussion, there have been calls to hold young athletes out of competition for a year after suffering a concussion.

Current State’s Scott Pohl spoke with Dr. Randy Pearson, a professor in the MSU Department of Family Medicine and the football team’s physician. He explains why it is crucial to keep a watchful eye on young athletes with concussions.