‘Recovered’ concussed athletes returning to play too soon

Doctors who give student-athletes the ‘all clear’ to return to play following a concussion may be under-estimating the lingering cognitive impairment that persists, Western researchers say.
Kinesiology professor Matthew Heath said concussed athletes demonstrate a significant cognitive impairment immediately after the concussion diagnosis and, notably, continued to show this deficit even when the athlete has been cleared for return to play.

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