Concussion Testing Is Flawed, But Not Real Problem

Concussion Testing Is Flawed, But Not Real Problem
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The Wall Street Journal published a devastating story today about Kenney Bui, a high school football player in Washington state who died two years ago at age 17, days after a collision in a game caused him to lose consciousness on the sideline. What distinguishes Bui's death—aside from the obvious—is that he had sustained another concussion just one month earlier and was cleared to play again, even after a commonly used cognitive evaluation seemed to indicate his brain was healed.

Separately but similarly, SB Nation is out with a deep dive that details how easy it is for NFL players to game the concussion evaluations they're given under the guise of the league's protocol.

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