Source: Sports Illustrated
In 2013, The MMQB dispatched three reporters to three U.S. locations to gauge the state of the game at the high school level as the concussion crisis in football grew. They attempted to find out how players, coaches and parents were dealing with the flood of new information on head injuries and their effects, and to what extent the approach to diagnosing and treating concussions was changing for the better.
What we found in three towns in Georgia, Kansas and Pennsylvania was a collection of athletes, parents and coaches learning new terms such CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) and coming to grips with the changing landscape of America’s most popular sport. There had been no sea change in 2013, but there were hints that it was coming.