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Neurologists: More caution needed

Updated: November 4, 2010, 10:43 AM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

Any athlete who is even suspected of sustaining a concussion should be taken out of competition and evaluated by a doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries, according to new recommendations issued by the American Academy of Neurologists.

In addition, after concussions, specialists should be consulted before clearing athletes for return to play, according to the group, which is the largest professional association of neurologists (doctors who treat the brain and ...

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