Leddy Strong Advocate for Proposed Youth Sports Concussion Law

Updated June 21, 2016

Reports on a public hearing held to discuss a proposal before the Erie County Legislature that would require adults who lead youth sports organizations to be properly trained to recognize the symptoms of concussion, note that John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics amd director of UB’s Concussion Management Clinic, provided testimony on the effects of concussion.

“Educating people about identifying concussions, that’s the most important thing at the youth sport level,” he said. “You cannot prevent all concussions in sports, especially in collision sports, but what you can do is hope to ensure that concussions are identified as much as possible in kids.”