What are the injury risks for student athletes?
Wisconsin Public Radio WPR.org | January 12, 2023
Nearly every year in the U.S., a handful of student athletes die playing football, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research (NCCS). Traci Snedden, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE, FNAP, clinical associate professor for the School of Nursing, joined Wisconsin Public Radio Morning Show’s Kate Archer Kent and NCCS Director Kristen Kucera to discuss how to protect young athletes when they play contact sports, as well as the latest research on head injuries. When asked about traumatic brain injury in athletes and the importance of training coaches on concussion education and protocol, Snedden stressed, “The importance of recognizing a concussion is of greatest priority…”