Increased concussion awareness may have unintended impacts


It's pretty obvious, as a country, as a nation, we've got a physical activity problem," says (Dr. Steven) Broglio of U-M Kinesiology in the WDIV-TV Online article by Sarah Mayberry. "I think when we start talking eliminating sports or restricting access to sports because of potential fears, nothing has actually been proven, then that's just going to exacerbate that problem. 

"We recognize a concussion as a brain injury, and we are much more careful about our management and how we treat those individuals," said Broglio.

But Broglio, like many experts in the field, is concerned that fear of concussions is leading some parents to pull their children out of many sports.

He thinks rule changes are one avenue to reduce the overall risk.