Scared parents are killing youth football in NYC

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Dr. Melissa Leber, the Director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine at Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital and Mount Sinai-Roosevelt Hospital, was interviewed by the New York Post about the impact of concussions on participation in youth football in New York City. “I am not someone who is [saying] no football at all, as long as they are taught the proper method of how to tackle and how to play,” said Dr. Leber. Dr. Leber added that more concussions are reported now simply because of the heightened awareness, not necessarily because more are occurring. Read the full story.