Texas to consider new post-concussion play rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The governing body for Texas public high school sports is considering new rules for evaluating concussions that would not let athletes return to competition the same day they were injured.

The changes proposed by a medical panel for the University Interscholastic League would end current rules that allow athletes to return if they have been symptom-free for 15 minutes.

Any return to play would have to be approved by a license health care professional.

The proposed rules follow guidelines endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

The UIL will vote on the changes Oct. 17. If approved by the UIL and state education commissioner, they will take effect next school year.

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