Concussions: heads, you lose

sports_concussionMany athletes think they’ll never make it to the big league unless they’re willing to play hard and take a few knocks on the  field. But does playing hard mean that they should play hurt—especially if they’ve had a blow to the head?

At every level of competitive sports, coaches, athletes and parents are rethinking when it’s appropriate for athletes return to the game. As Children’s Hospital Boston’s William Meehan, MD, director of the Sports Concussion Clinic in the Division of Sports Medicine, writes in an article for The MetroWest Daily News, the days of an athlete having his bell rung and then jumping back int to the game are  gone. Read his story here and tell us what you think.