High school football players who lose their helmets during play in the 2012 high school season must leave the field for one play according to a rule change adopted by the National Federation of State High School Association Football Rules Committee.
The N.C. House of Representative passed the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act on Tuesday and sent the bill on to the N.C. Senate for approval.
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Task force to report to NCHSAA Board of the Directors
Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz told the Sports Medicine Committee of the N.C. High School Athletic Association that the General Assembly needs to mandate and fund full-time licensed athletic trainers in every high school. If schools don't have licensed athletic trainers, Guskiewicz said schools shouldn't field football, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse and wrestling squads.
Concussion expert expected to give recommendations to NCHSAA board in December