***MEDIA ADVISORY – MONDAY*** ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE IMPACT OF CONCUSSIONS, HEAD INJURIES ON STUDENT ATHLETES

(TRENTON) — The Assembly Education Committee on Monday will hold a hearing to examine the impact of concussions and other head injuries on the health and well being of student athletes and will discuss the necessity of creating guidelines for addressing these injuries.

“Head injuries are always traumatic, doubly so when they affect the life of a young athlete,” said Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex) the panel’s chair. “With the competitive, high impact nature of high school sports continuing to intensify, we owe it to these student athletes to look not just at the effects of these injuries, but at the underlying cause of them and how to prevent them.”

The Assembly Education Committee is scheduled to meet 2 p.m., Monday, March 8 in Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, West State Street, Trenton.

The hearing will be streamed live here.

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