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In Galway, a crash course on concussions

Former NFL player, doctor seek to educate students on head-injury risks

Retired NFL tight end Derek Brown addresses students during a forum about concussions Wednesday as part of the Galway school district’s Fire and Life Safety Expo.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Retired NFL tight end Derek Brown addresses students during a forum about concussions Wednesday as part of the Galway school district’s Fire and Life Safety Expo.
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“Has anyone in the room had a concussion before?” sports medicine doctor Hamish Kerr asked the auditorium full of Galway High School students Wednesday afternoon. Hands shot up all over the place, accompanied by chatter and giggles. There didn’t seem to be all that much concern about concussions in the young crowd, but Kerr was there, along with retired National Football League tight end Derek Brown, to give students a lesson on how serious such ...

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