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NCAA Official Says Parents Have Called Him about Allowing Son or Daughter to Compete after Concussion

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.Bearby

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..

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Concussions Reach the Sport of Tennis, Hampering the Career of a Star

Young tennis star Eugenie Bouchard had the world by the tail in 2014, reaching the Wimbledon final as well as the semifinals at the Australian and French Open.

2015 has been anything but. And the year got progressively worse in September when she fell in the locker room after a third round match of the U.S. Open and suffered a concussion.file000996055093

Bouchard tried to come back at the China Open this week, but was forced to retire after she became dizzy in her opening match against Andrea Petkovic.

“I just asked her what happened, and she told me that she felt very dizzy,” Petkovic said in a press conference after the match. “Then I asked if it was the same, if it still was the concussion. She said, ‘Yeah, it tends to come back when she gets physically very active.’”

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Ohio State Player: Karageorge Had Had ‘A lot of Concussions’

The coroner of Franklin County, Ohio has confirmed that a neuropathologist will examine the brain of Kosta Karageorge, the walk-on Ohio State University football player who died from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot oover the weekend.

Karageorge had texted his mom just before his death about the debilitating effect that a concussion or multiple concussion was having on him.

Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the Franklin County coroner, told the Associated Press that the neuropathologist “may or may not be able to determine any sort of abnormality or defect from traumatic brain injury.”

Karageorge’s teammate Michael Bennett, a defensive tackle, told the wire service that “we knew he had a lot of concussions and we were worried about that. But we didn’t see any side effects of it.”

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