Health Department To Reveal Number Of Sports-Related Concussions

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While the Shakopee Sabres football team works out behind the school, trainer Christy Hager is inside the school building treating players who get bumps and bruises.

She welcomes new research on sports-related concussions, which comes out Thursday when the Minnesota Department of Health reveals the number of concussions in the last school year, and which sports had the most.

“With all the new research, it gives us a better understanding of how we need to treat the athletes to help prevent those long-term possible problems,” Hager said.

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Using better equipment is only part of how concussions can be prevented.

“It’s very hard for us to stop everything,” she said. “Football players, for example, learning the proper tackling techniques.”

Hager says new research gives trainers better understanding of the effects of concussions…

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