OVAC Coaches Giving A Heads Up on Concussions


 Its been a common injury for athletes everywhere, but now the issue of concussions are back under the spotlight after an incident over the weekend.

In Saturday’s against Minnesota, Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a huge hit by a defender.

Instead of staying out of the game to be checked by doctors, Morris went right back in angering fans and the announcers.

WTRF.com spoke to Wheeling Park Head Coach Chris Daugherty about how he and his staff would properly handle a similar and all too common injury.

“You want to have kids out there performing if you’re a coach, but at the same time you spend so much time with them that you care for them and don’t want anything negative to happen. We’re very careful about on what we do. We make sure our guys are well looked after, especially if we even think they may have a concussion,” said Daugherty.
Daugherty also added that his team has even changed the way they practice.

On a typical week the Wheeling Park Patriots may not go full contact in the days leading up to a Friday night game.

Wheeling Park is also fortunate to have a full medical staff on standby to treat any injuries the players may have.

Leading doctors recommend if you experience any of the symptoms associated with concussions like dizziness or head aches, to take yourself out of the sporting event immediately.

The affects of concussions can be different for each person, as well as the time it takes to heal.

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