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Returning to play after a head injury

AFTER A HEAD INJURY

State requirements for middle and high school athletes:

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 Immediate removal from practice or competition

 Coach’s notification to parent

 If a concussion is diagnosed, a reentry plan for a gradual return to sports and classes, with a timeline

 Student must be free of symptoms and cleared medically before rejoining a sports team

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