Oregon’s New Headache

By Colin Bock

Part I: Cases For

Throughout the years, many phenomenal athletic talents, such as Junior Seau of the NFL’s Chargers, have had the lives they loved turned upside-down.  Because of these cases, enormous progress has been made since the Junior Seau story towards finding proper treatment of concussions. Unfortunately, student athletes continue to suffer from the effects of traumatic head injuries despite strict school protocols.  A new Oregon Law (Senate Bill 1547) will change these protocols further, leaving athletic trainers, physicians, and researchers wondering if these changes will ultimately help or hurt the athletes the law is designed to help.

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