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By Daniel Thompson

Concussion recovery focus could shift to the classroom


Western Nebraska Observer

An recent NSAA proposal would also limit the time a student who has suffered a concussion could spend in the classroom during the recovery period.

With the sports season in full swing at the Kimball Jr./Sr. High School, local residents and young athletes alike turn their attention to the excitement on and off the field as players battle for a every yard and the fans in the stand cheer on their team dressed in red showing their Longhorn pride.

However, there is one aspect of the local sports that often goes overlooked. That area being concussions.

According to NSAA Assistant Director Ron Higdon, the organization has spent the past few years pushing concussion awareness via their website and requirements put on athletic officials in o...

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