National Sports Concussion Group Formed To Share Research

Coaches, doctors to form concussion study group

      NEW YORK (AP) – A group of coaches, doctors, equipment
manufacturers and parents will study concussions and brain trauma
injuries, hoping to bring together information that will make all
sports safer.
      The National Sports Concussion Cooperative has been formed by
the American Football Coaches Association; the University of North
Carolina's traumatic brain injury research center; the Matthew
Gfeller Foundation; and Rawlings Sporting Goods.
      The group will gather leaders from key industries and focus
groups who are dealing with such injuries and incorporate their
research.
      Grant Teaff is the AFCA president and one-time Baylor football
coach. He calls the opportunity to engage in direct dialogue to
make sports safer “rare and welcome.”
      
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