The road to recovery for young athletes with concussions
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.