Last month, a former Iowa high school athlete, who is now in a wheelchair, received nearly a million dollars in a football concussion case. It’s the first damage award of it’s kind in the state.
On this River to River segment, host Ben Kieffer finds out what questions the growing attention on concussions has raised about the future of football. Can school districts afford potential lawsuits? What can be done to make the sport safer for players?
Dr. Andy Peterson, clinical assistant professor and MD with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics pediatrics and sports medicine departments; Troy Kleese, a certified athletic trainer and sports medicine director at Physiotherapy Associates; and Geoff Lauer, the executive director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa join the conversation.