Rochester Regional Health reacts to new national sports concussion study

Rochester Regional Health reacts to new national sports concussion study


BIG FOOTBALL GAMES IN OUR AREA TONIGHT — AND YOU’LL GET TO SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS IN OUR FOOTBALL FRENZY SHOW IN A FEW — BUT FIRST LOCAL REACTION TO A NEW STUDY ON CONCUSSIONS IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS. SOME GOOD AND BAD NEWS COMING OUT OF IT AND CHRISTIAN GARZONE BREAKS IT DOWN FOR US. ((PKG)) “” IN A NEW STUDY FROM THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS-RELATED INJURY SURVEILLANCE DATABASE, FALL SPORTS LIKE SOCCER, FOOTBALL, HOCKEY AND CHEERLEADING TOOK SOME HITS. ((SOT)) “When we look at this study, it does a good job of giving us some numbers.” DR. DANIEL DAY WITH ROCHESTER REGIONAL ((SOT)) “When we look at this study, it does a good job of giving us some numbers.” DR. DANIEL DAY WITH ROCHESTER REGIONAL HEALTH REACTED TO FINDING THAT BOYS FOOTBALL, GIRLS SOCCER AND BOYS ICE HOCKEY HAD THE HIGHEST CONCUSSION RATES. BUT DAY SAYS, THERE WAS SOME POSITIVE POINTS IN THE STUDY. “Practice…within practice, concussions decreased.” RECURRENT CONCUSSIONS ALSO DECREASED, BUT CONCUSSIONS DURING ACTUAL GAME PLAY DID INCREASE. DR. DAY AND HIS TEAM ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY. ((SOT)) “There’s a lot of factors that can play a role in that.” DAY AND HIS SPORTS MEDICINE TEAM DON’T TAKE ANY CHANCES WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR CONCUSSION PATIENTS. ((SOT)) “Within that ‘return to learn, return to play’, we’re really giving them a good chance to recover. By the time we’re clearing them, we think the brain’s recovered and we think that they’re safe to go back. AT MULTIPLE GAMES ACROSS TOWN TONIGHT, ATTENDEES SAY THE CLIMATE ON CONCUSSIONS IS CHANGING FOR THE BETTER. ((SOT)) “People are erring much more on the side of being safe than sorry.” ((SOT)) “A lot of parents that I see we talk about concussions and they are against their kids playing rough sports like football.” ((SOT)) “I feel like there is more awareness and taking precautionary measures.” ((SOT)) “I like that they’re taking it more seriously.” ((SOT)) “I think they’re doing a really good job, changing the helmets, changing the calls.” SINCE DIAGNOSING DURING A GAME CAN BE DIFFICULT, DR. DAY HAS ONE LINE OF ADVICE ON GAME DAY. ((SOT)) “When in doubt, set ’em out.” ((CHRISTIAN/WEST)) ANOTHER INTERESTING PART OF THE STUDY ——–POINTS TO CHEERLEADING PRACTICE AS HAVING A HIGH RATE OF CONCUSSIONS.——– —— LOTS OF LAYERS AND LEVELS TO THE STUDY THAT’S HAVING AN IMMPACT RIGHT NOW——– ON THE NATIONAL CONCUSSION CONVERSATION. ADAM? ((ADAM/WEBCLICK)) THANKS, CHRISTIAN — FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS CONCUSSION STUDY, FOLLOW THE LINK ATTACHED TO THIS ARTICLE AT ROCHESTER FIRST DOT COM. ((ADAM/1-SH)) ROCHESTER POLICE SAY ANOTHER OFFICER WAS ASSAULTED BY A

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