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Wis. Senate passes youth concession protocols

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MADISON (AP) -

The state Senate has approved a bill designed to reduce concussions in youth sports.

The National Football League has been lobbying states to adopt laws requiring athletes be immediately removed from their activity if they are suffering from a head injury.

The bill would require the state and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Association to educate players, coaches and parents about concussions. Athletes who suffer apparent head injuries would have to be removed from practice or games. They would be prohibited from returning until they get a medical examination.

The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote Tuesday with no debate. The Assembly passed the bill in November. It goes next to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.

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