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November 4th, 2010
08:53 AM ET

Neurologists get official on sports-related concussions

Sports-related concussions have been front lining the news headlines all football season.

Now, the American Academy of Neurology is weighing in with official guidelines.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon himself, shares the latest information today on American Morning. Don’t miss Sanjay’s in-depth series on concussions. Airing on CNN starting November 22!

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  1. Julie

    Well, in many sports you do take chances. But, football is such a violent sport. We have laws against that Shaken baby syndrome, does this not apply just because your baby grew up?

    Just asking... Why is it only Americans that play football?

    November 6, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  2. Dick Romshek

    Dr. Gupta statement that there are no guidelines at the amateur level is only partially correct. Many states, Colorado for instance, have guidelines in place that direct game officials to remove a player that exhibits any degradation in mental capacity. That player may not return until they have written permission from a licensed medical professional.

    You story seemed to target football, when young adults are at just as great a risk in sports such as soccer, basketball, and baseball/softball. Of especial risk are those participating in club sports, who are not under any state or national guidelines to participate.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:51 am |