NCAA seeks sickle cell test
INDIANAPOLIS -- An NCAA committee is recommending that athletes in Divisions II and III be tested for sickle cell trait as part of a required medical exam.
If approved at the 2012 national convention, athletes would have to take a test, provide proof they've already taken a test or sign a waiver to opt out. Division I passed a similar measure earlier this year.
The hereditary condition is considered an extra risk for athletes, particularly during intense workouts.
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