“Concussion Bill” Heard At State House
A 19-year-old woman has testified at the State House in favor of a bill that would require all high school student-athletes have a baseline test before they are allowed to compete.
The test would help doctors diagnose the severity of a concussion.
Molly Caron suffered a debilitating concussion in her junior year while playing soccer for Bridgewater-Raynham High School.
Caron says her grades dropped and it took her about nine-months to recover.
She’s now a freshman soccer player at Emerson College where she took a baseline concussion test.
The bill calling for baseline testing was filed by State Senator Marc Pacheco of Taunton.
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