Kentucky bill allows officials to keep high school athletes out - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Kentucky bill allows officials to keep high school athletes out of games after concussion symptoms

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill to protect high school athletes.

The bill would allow high school sports officials to overrule coaches in deciding whether a player can return to a game after showing concussion symptoms.

State law already requires student athletes with possible head injuries to stop playing and undergo a medical evaluation. The proposal would let officials keep an athlete out of the game if they think the medical evaluation did not happen.

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