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Concussions in youth sports: Plenty of risk, not enough education

Lindy McDonald is a driven, scrappy point guard, shooting guard and power forward so it’s no surprise her first concussion happened on the basketball court.

Playing for her Horizon Christian School seventh-grade team, she went up for a rebound at the same time as an opponent from King’s Way Christian. They bumped heads.

One and a half years later, the 14-year-old from Wilsonville is slowly recovering from her third concussion at the same time that such blows to the head, their prevention and treatment are making national news and local impact:

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