Walker to sign youth concussion bill

Walker to sign youth concussion bill

By the Associated Press. CREATED Apr 2, 2012

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill designed to protect high school athletes from concussions.

Walker was scheduled to sign the measure Monday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

The measure passed the Legislature with bipartisan support. It requires athletes who suffer apparent head injuries to be removed from practice or games. They would be prohibited from returning until they get a medical examination.

It also requires the state and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Association to educate players, coaches and parents about concussions.

The National Football League has been lobbying states to adopt laws requiring athletes be immediately removed from their activity if they are suffering from a head injury.