Concussion injury measure heads to governor's office


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 
 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.