SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Concussions are nothing new but our awareness of them being a problem, especially in youth football, is increasing.One study
conducted by a team of researchers at Virginia Tech and Wake Forest Universities shows that head impacts among second-grade football players are sometimes as severe as those seen at the college level.
Studies have shown that most head injuries happen in practice and not in games. In August, before the start of practice, Pop Warner Football installed a major rule change saying contact drills will only be allowed for a third of total practice hours. Pop Warner Concussion Policy
For the UHSAA's sports concussion management policy, CLICK HERE
Today ABC4's Emerson Lotzia spoke with neuropsychologist Dr. Angela Eastvold at the University of Utah to learn more about concussions. To watch the interview click on the video link attached to this story.