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Sideline Care Lacking in High School Football

High school football players increasingly are bigger, faster, stronger — better. The level of medical care awaiting them on the sideline has not kept pace.While professional and college football teams have physicians, athletic trainers and other specialists at their disposal, medical support is spotty at the high school level.

For those who think new state laws aimed at proper treatment of concussions and prevention of long-term brain injury are just a first step, improving medical support is high on the list of suggested next steps.

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