Tragedy struck a CPS high school Thursday when one of its football player collapsed after his game. He died Friday. Saturday, the Cook County medical examiner's office identified the cause of death as blunt force injuries to the head suffered while playing football.
As attorneys representing athletes as various levels of play, including a number of former NFL players and the families of deceased football players, we are cognizant of the importance of recognizing signs and symptoms of concussions. Football will always produce concussive brain trauma...so, all involved must be constantly vigilant to recognize concussive brain trauma. Once recognized a player must be removed from play - When in doubt, sit out!