More and more Student Athletes have been diagnosed with Concussions over the last couple of years. Limestone Community School is hosting a concussion workshop on Tuesday night that is open to everyone in the County. Rene Cloukey has a preview.
During the recently completed winter sports season at least 10 Student Athletes were either diagnosed with a concussion or post concussion symptoms. Several of the Athletes missed a significant amount of playing time due to the brain injury. On Tuesday night Limestone will be hosting a concussion awareness workshop.
Barnes: “For me it was the awareness aspect that we needed to get out there not only for Coaches, but Parents as well. We are fortunate to put on this night hopefully to bring awareness for these families as they work with the student athletes to rehabilitate them to help them not only get back into sports, but also back in the classroom.”
The workshop is open to everyone in the County and is geared to anyone involved in Athletics
Barnes:” We are billing the night as a night for parents, a night for athletes, a night for coaches and a night for educator’s. The presenters have geared their presentations towards that.”
Physicians and Licensed Athletic Trainers will be on hand to discuss the injury from symptoms to what parents and coaches should do if they think that someone is suffering from a concussion
Barnes:”I think this night provides an opportunity for coaches to be able to understand how to work with those athletes as they come back into the playing field. What signs and symptoms the athletes should be sharing with the coach as they are working back into competition.”
Barnes goal is to have a huge turnout for the event and to educate everyone about the seriousness of a concussion. Rene Cloukey Newssource sports.