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New Study Aims to Protect High School Athletes from Concussions

We learned recently that many Texas high schools are failing to meet many of the national guidelines intended to protect young athletes from head injuries. Now, the organization that governs high school sports in Texas, the University Interscholastic League (UIL), is participating in a new study examining how concussions are happening to young athletes and […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaWe learned recently that many Texas high schools are failing to meet many of the national guidelines intended to protect young athletes from head injuries.

Now, the organization that governs high school sports in Texas, the University Interscholastic League (UIL), is participating in a new study examining how concussions are happening to young athletes and how those head injuries affect them.

Jamey Harrison of the UIL tells us more.

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