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Youth Sports / Head Injuries #960044

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 03, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Maple Valley, Washington: Chris Jansing) The risk of head injuries for high school football players examined; 2006 video shown of Zackery Lystedt†† collapsing on the field; statistics on concussions cited; statement from “The American Journal of Sports Medicine” cited; details given about post-concussion syndrome and the Lystedts’ push in Washington state for legislation to keep kids out of the game after being injured. [Today LYSTEDT – says he doesn’t remember that school year; says he would sacrifice his life to save a hundred kids.] [Parents Mercedes and Victor LYSTEDT†- comment.] [Sports medicine specialist Dr. Stanley HERRING†- notes the risk for youth athletes who continue to play with concussions.]

Williams, Brian;
Jansing, Chris

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