The Illinois High School Association implemented a new policy outlining return to play guidelines for student-athletes who have been diagnosed with a concussion.
The new policy reads: “In cases when an athlete is not cleared to return to play the same day as he/she is removed from a contest following a possible head injury (i.e., concussion), the athlete shall not return to play or practice until the athlete is evaluated by and receives written clearance from a licensed health care provider to return to play.
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