The NCAA has decided to tackle the issue of concussions among college athletes by changing what happens immediately to a player who may have suffered one.
Under an agreement reached to settle a lawsuit brought by former college athletes, players will not be allowed to return to action the same day they receive a concussion. Also, all players, coaches and trainers will receive concussion education, and doctors trained in concussion diagnosis will have to be present for all games played in contact sports such as football, soccer and basketball.
Most of the $75 million the NCAA is spending to settle the lawsuit from a dozen former college athletes will pay for medical evaluations for anyone who played college sports over the last 50 years who suspects they may have suffered a concussion.
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