Physical Medicine Blog

Report recommends student athletes stay out of classroom after concussion

October 30, 2013
Cathy Hernandez, Multimedia Journalist, KTSM NewsChannel9

A new report finds a concussion should not only take student athletes off the field, it could also keep some of them out of school.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended children with severe symptoms stay home from school until they are cleared by their doctor.

"We’re talking about the brain and the number one thing you use when you're in the classroom is the brain," said Claudia Garduno with Spine and Rehab Specialists. "We’re asking students to learn things, to process things, to be listening and be attentive, but when the brain is injured, obviously that's going to be a big difficulty for them."  >>