When Scott Bearby, General Counsel for the NCAA, was asked by yours truly at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio last week about who holds the athletic trainers and medical staff accountible about return-to-play decisions for student athletes, it opened the door to an interesting observation about the culture of concussions.
Part of Bearby’s answer follows:
The problem is “you may have parents haranguing that doctor to allow their son or daughter to compete. Its a very difficult situation that our medical personnel and trainers have to deal with. I mean I get calls from parents complaining about their decision not to let their son or daughter compete.”
For coverage of the convention as it related to concussions, including an exclusive interview with the association’s Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline, see the upcoming February issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter..