In May 2011, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a law to reduce head injuries among student athletes. It requires coaches, officials, parents and athletes to learn more about concussion. The measure also sidelines players after an injury until a doctor clears them to play.
The law goes into effect during the fall 2011 sports season. Read the law on
If you think your athlete has had a concussion, immediately take these steps:
Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if he or she:
Seek medical attention if an athlete has taken a blow to the head and shows any of these symptoms:
John Nasseff Neuroscience
Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
To set up baseline concussion testing for your team, call
Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists at 952-946-9777 and ask for Brent Millikin.