Kids and Football Concussions: What to Expect after the Tackle
Concussion awareness has come a long way in the sport of football. These days even the littlest pee-wee teams have concussion protocols. But when you watch your child take a hard hit from the stands or the sidelines, worry can quickly set in. Besides watching for signs of a concussion, there are things you can do.
In this story, we talk to a former Division I football player who now coaches young players about how the sport has changed when it comes to concussions. We also check in with Dr. David Leifer, a diagnostic radiologist who looks at brain images checking for signs of concussion. He explains what tests your child may need and exactly what doctors are looking for. So before you watch your child get tackled, watch this story:
About Dr. Leifer:
David M. Leifer, M.D. is a board certified abdominal and body imaging radiologist practicing at Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Texas. Read his full bio here.
Center for Diagnostic Imaging centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are operated by Methodist CDI, a Texas non-profit corporation, and are staffed by independently practicing physicians who are contracted by Methodist CDI. The physicians and staff who provide services at the imaging centers are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its afﬁliated hospitals.
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