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Concussion Management

February 14, 2017

By working together and sharing this information, we can all be winners … and keep safety our top priority!

In recent years, we’ve read and heard much about the risks associated with some sports and the consequences of sports-related concussions. Awareness of this issue has grown and we are fortunate that the equipment, treatment and rules have been modified to ensure that player safety is the main objective. Even though we’ve come a long way in this area, there are still some concerns about post-injury management on the scholastic sports level.

That is why County Executive Daniel P. McCoy worked with experts in the field to offer a guide for parents, coaches and athletics administrators on concussions and related issues. These findings represent the expertise of some of the leading authorities in the field. County Executive McCoy firmly believes that by sharing this knowledge, we can minimize the risk while ensuring that the playing field remains a part of the development of our children.

Since publishing our guide, we have received a letter from the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) congratulating us on our effort to increase awareness, along with some helpful online resources we'd like to share with you:

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Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy