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Michigan High School Athletic Association

Michigan athletic group says concussion program works

The Michigan High School Athletic Association says its unique sideline concussion testing program for athletes in football and other sports is having a positive impact, though long-term funding is an issue as it heads into its second and final year.

Member schools in the pilot program removed players for possible concussions at a higher rate than schools that were not, Executive Director Jack Roberts said.

"They're proving that they're good, but people are going to have to respond with support locally," Roberts said. "We cannot sustain this forever."

His group on Monday released results of its first-ever head-injury survey of more than 750 member...

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