Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Texas state rep introduces new legislation to limit football practices
The Cypress Creek Mirror reported Sunday that Texas state representative Eddie Lucio III has introduced new legislation to limit high school and middle school football programs to one full contact practice per week.
From the Mirror:
Lucio filed HB 68 previously establishing baseline testing that would be used when determining a student-athletes’ return to play after suffering a concussion.
“Texas has been and will continue to be a football state, but we must protect our young athletes,” said Lucio. “This legislation is aimed at preventing the harm caused by undiagnosed concussions. The cumulative effect of subconcussive hits can lead to severe brain damage because the lack of diagnosis.”
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What do you think? Are fewer practices the answer to limiting serious head injuries?