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USL Joins NFL, CDC on Concussion Education

October 14, 2010    6737 Views

BALTIMORE – US Lacrosse is one of 14 national governing bodies selected to provide access to the poster made by the National Football League's (NFL) Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the NFL Players Association. The poster hopes to help educate young athletes on the importance of recognizing a concussion, taking time to recover and not returning to play too soon.

"We appreciate the opportunity to work with the CDC on this important initiative," said US Lacrosse President and CEO Steve Stenersen. "With the support of our Sports Science & Safety Committee, US Lacrosse is committed to raising awareness of the serious nature of concussion injury, as well as the importance of recognizing and properly caring for the injury when it occurs."

The poster, as well as free concussion training from the CDC, is available online at the US Lacrosse web site. The poster poses the question, "What Should I Do if I Think I Have a Concussion?" and specifies three important steps: Don’t Hide It, Report It; Get Checked Out; Take Care of Your Brain.

Visit the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee’s web site for more information about head injuries and US Lacrosse's efforts in research and education.

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US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse has more than 300,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org

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