The New York Times reported what Texas is doing to reduce concussions and other traumatic head injuries.

Thanh Tant reported in the September subscription,

“Starting in 2012, school football programs statewide — which involve an estimated 160,000 high school players — will be required every two years to re-condition helmets that are 10 years or older. Helmets older than 16 years must be retired. Johnny Gonzales, Wimberley’s athletic trainer, said the school already sent its helmets to manufacturers for annual safety updates and replaces helmets regularly.

The author of the helmet bill, Representative Eddie Lucio III, Democrat of Brownsville, said he believes that the state has not done enough to protect students.”

If Texas is taking these proactive steps, what is your state doing? Your high school? Football Coach? Possibly your Strength and Conditioning coach?

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