Iowa’s New Concussion Protocol – What’s it really Like?

If you don’t know any high school athletes who had a concussion recently, you might not know that Iowa has new laws in effect to protect kids from getting re-injured. Getting another concussion before the first one has healed can make a concussion worse, or even lead to a deadly condition known as “second impact syndrome.” Iowa’s new laws make sure that kids are fully ready to be back in the classroom with no accommodations (return-to-learn) before they can start being in sports again (return-to-play).