Ind. panel to discuss student-athlete concussions
Last Updated: 89 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A state legislative committee is looking at whether Indiana's youth coaches should be required to undergo training to help them spot signs of concussions in student-athletes.
The Commission on Education is scheduled to take testimony Friday afternoon on the feasibility of concussion training for coaches and the risks of sudden cardiac arrest in student-athletes.
A bill passed this year by state lawmakers created a study committee to investigate those issues and report its findings back to legislators before next year's session.
State Sen. Travis Holdman sponsored that bill. He's scheduled a Friday news conference with former NFL and Purdue player Rosevelt Colvin to discuss concussions among student athletes and youth sports leagues.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.