ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Attorney General's Office is issuing a consumer alert for the fall football season, reminding school officials of their legal responsibility to bench players showing symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury.
The state law effective in 2012 requires keeping players out until they have no symptoms for at least 24 hours and have written doctor approval to play again.
Usually temporary, concussions can cause headaches and problems with concentration, memory, judgment, balance and coordination.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman notes no helmet completely protects players, regardless of manufacturer claims, and there's little research into after-market extras like liners, bumpers, pads and electronic devices promising to reduce the risk.
He says youth league coaches and parents should also learn the risks and limit practice contact and helmet-to-helmet hits.
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