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Concussion injury measure heads to governor's office

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WFLX) - -
Legislation requiring a doctor's approval before a student athlete can re-enter a game after 
a head injury is headed to the governor. Thursday, the Florida Senate unanimous passed the bill.  
Its purpose is to keep kids who suffer a concussion from risking more serious injuries like brain 
damage. 
 State Senator Anitere Flores sof Miami ays the bill gives added protection to student 
athletes. 
"If there is even a suspicion of a concussion, that child has to be taken out of the game or 
practice right away and they can only come back into the game once they've received medical 
clearance from a doctor," Florers said.
The Florida High School Athletic Association adopted similar rules last year. 
They say this bill will give them more authority. 
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