New guidelines to be created for managing sports related concussions for student athletes

    New ways to manage sports-related concussions for student athletes are expected to give schools improved guidelines for how to handle the injury.

    According to the Associated Press, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will develop the new national guidelines, after agreeing to adopt a key element of stalled legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey.

    Pascrell tells the AP 41 percent of student athletes who suffer concussions return to the playing field too soon.

    Lawmakers say the CDC protocols, which won’t be mandatory, are expected to be ready by 2014.

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