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New Concussion Test For High School Players

The Michigan High School Athletic Association will begin a pilot program this fall using a new test to check for concussions in athletes.

Executive Director Jack Roberts says anyone suspected of “getting their bell rung” will be asked to look at cards, or an iPad and read some numbers. The time to answer will be compared to a “test time” run on each player before the season begins.

A slower time would indicate a problem and that player would come out of the game and probably make a trip to the hospital.

The test was created in association with the Mayo Clinic.

Roberts says the MHSAA hasn’t yet decided which schools will receive the test kits first.

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