When Lazar Franklin, who coaches a youth football team in the South End, heard about a game in central Masaschusetts where five players suffered concussions, he could hardly contain his frustration. At a time when the risks of head injuries are raising increasing concern, especially among the young, it was if the coaches and referees had conspired to make the game as dangerous as possible. “What were they thinking?” Franklin asked.
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help