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Concussion series: Football trying to adjust to limit head injuries

During a late-season football game last fall, St. Vincent’s Eddie Dahm was attempting to make a tackle when he smacked helmets with an opponent.

“I think it was a hard hit because I don’t remember it,” Dahm said. “I woke up face-down on the turf.”

That was five minutes later.

Dahm, now a 14-year-old freshman at Bishop Dwenger, had suffered a serious concussion, one that could have ended his athletic career, not just his football-playing days. He experienced headaches for weeks, which affected his schoolwork and his general quality of life.

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