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Eager Players, Parents' Fears

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

A 15-year-old high school football player made a play and was tackled. He walked off the field and didn't recognize his own mother, who snapped his photo.

''I thought he was looking tough,'' Kim Gavigan said of her son David, ''but he didn't really know who I was.'' It was the second concussion of his short career (the first was at age 8); soon after, he quit the sport.

As football season gets underway in high schools and youth leagues across the United States, communities are gat...