Cracking Down on Concussions in Florida

Florida state lawmakers are calling for a crackdown on preventable concussions.

Each year, some 140,000 high school athletes sustain serious head injuries.

Tuesday, a coalition of sports professionals, doctors and parents launched a statewide campaign called "Mind Your Brain" focused on raising awareness about traumatic brain injuries.

Supporters want the legislature to pass a bill requiring coaches to pull players out of the game if they notice any sign of concussion.

One high school athlete says a mandate like that could have prevented a concussion he suffered during a soccer game last year.

“I mean, I worked so hard to make varsity and i was, the whole year, I mean, I was playing behind great seniors, but at the same time I'm kind of just like, on my toes on the bench ready to hop in and do my best if I ever get called, so this opportunity comes up and I didn't want to let it go and I got hurt,” said David Goldstein.

The legislation would require the state high school athletic association and private youth sports groups to adopt the concussion policy.


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