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 •  August 24, 2016

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Thousands of high school football players will hit the field this Friday and while those athletes may have winning on their mind, athletic professionals are thinking about their safety. Athletic trainers and sports medicine doctors are taking steps to...

NBC4 Columbus

 •  June 21, 2016

In this Oct. 23, 2015, photo, Birmingham Groves athletic trainer Kelly Salter, right, tapes linebacker Ian Rice before a football game in Beverly Hills, Mich. Last fall, Rice suffered a concussion that was so severe it sent him to the emergency room. His story is one that plays out for thousands of athletes on high school teams across the country....

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 •  November 10, 2015

A local sports medicine physician at a concussion clinic said they have seen a huge increase ... we have now are former college players,” Strum said. The Journal of Athletic Training says soccer came in second to football with reported concussions.