Leddy Says Some Youth Football Players Returning to Field Too Soon After Concussion

Updated May 9, 2016 This content is archived.

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics found that younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school or college.

“Sometimes I see youth players who went back into the game too soon, before they were recovered,” said John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics and director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic. “Because maybe they might not be able to express their symptoms very accurately. I think they can tell you they have a headache or they feel dizzy, but they may not understand things like I can’t concentrate well.”