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Recent football deaths raise awareness to head injuries on the field

Recent football deaths raise awareness to head injuries on the field

The deaths of three high school football players in just five days are heightening the awareness of head injuries on the field (Photo: FOX19) The deaths of three high school football players in just five days are heightening the awareness of head injuries on the field (Photo: FOX19)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The deaths of three high school football players in just five days are heightening the awareness of head injuries on the field.

While the deaths are still under investigation, there is early indication they were all related to head injuries. Every year it's estimated there are 250,000 sports related concussions in high school sports.

At Moeller, sports trainers say they work with staff, players and parents to educate on warning signs, treatment and protocol for re-entering a game or practice.

In 2013, the state's new concussion law took effect. It sets strict guidelines that prohibit players from returning to games or practices if determined to have a concussion, even if symptoms have cleared.

FOX19 Investigates requested the football helmets used by dozens of local schools and compiled them for parents. No local high school is currently using helmets not recommended or considered only marginal by the study.

FOX19 Investigative reporter Amy Wagner reported the story in September to find out which high school football helmets were the safest and which schools were using the safest.

Read the entire FOX19 NOW Investigation here: http://bit.ly/1pL0pjg

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