Council convening on players' deaths

Tim StevensOctober 9, 2008 

The N.C. High School Athletic Association will hold a special sports medicine council meeting today at the NCHSAA office in Chapel Hill.

The NCHSAA has invited medical experts, including concussion specialists, to the meeting. The group will be assembled to discuss the deaths of three high school football players this fall. Two of the deaths came after head injuries.

Charlie Adams, the executive director of the NCHSAA, said he would recommend to the NCHSAA Board of Directors any actions proposed by the sports medicine council.

The council is expected to propose that a licensed trainer be on staff at every NCHSAA school.

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