WLOX Editorial: Protecting our athletes is much needed

Beginning July 1st, our student athletes will have more protection when they step onto the court or field of play. A new law takes effect requiring a full medical evaluation for anyone shaken up before they are allowed to return to the competition. The law extends to both games and practice sessions.

We agree with this important change in the law. The competitive spirit of these young athletes drives them to want to return to the game injured or not. But athletes with concussions should never be allowed to return to the game or practice until they fully recover.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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