Why are schools encouraged to have medical personnel at football games?

Jennifer J. Beck, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Schools are encouraged to provide medical personnel at every football scrimmage or game. Football has one of the highest rates of injury, including catastrophic head and neck injury, so it is important for coaches to encourage their schools to make sure there is medical staff available at football scrimmages and games.

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