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Miami Dolphins Will Fund Concussion Testing for Miami-Dade County Schools

By Armando Salguero/Miami Herald on July 31, 2017 state news

From the Miami Herald:

The Miami Dolphins will pay to have approximately 15,000 Miami-Dade public high school athletes undergo baseline concussion tests as well as get other benefits during the 2017 school year.

At a time concussions and their effects have been the focus of professional and college sports, the Dolphins are helping expand the attention to local prep sports by helping fund parts of the University of Miami Countywide Care High School Program for Miami-Dade public schools.

The testing, affecting boys and girls in sports and activities including football, soccer, wrestling, basketball, baseball, and cheerleading, will establish baseline brain parameters for the athletes. That will give doctors a vital tool to use as a comparison should any of the athletes sustain a concussion during their season.

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