PROTECTING STUDENT ATHLETES FROM SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSIONS

Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan (D-Middlesex) had the following published on www.politickernj.com :

“The statistics are frightening, and all the more reason to applaud the recent announcement by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Bill Pascrell that the CDC have agreed to study and develop national guidelines for managing sports-related concussions for student athletes.

This is wonderful news for student athletes and their families. I commend Sen. Menendez and Rep. Pascrell for extending New Jersey’s lead on this issue to a nationwide campaign, and I’m proud to be part of this effort to make sports safer for our children…”