Article posted: 12/3/2012 6:00 AM

Doctor urges solutions to reduce concussions in kids

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks off the field after a play against the Houston Texans Nov. 11. Cutler ended up leaving the game because of a concussion.

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The recent concussion suffered by Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler shines a spotlight on the impact brain injuries can have on athletes.

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Concussions are commonly associated with big bodies, big hits and football. With the recent concussions of Bears quarterback Jay Culter and rookie defensive end Shea McClellin, medical experts argue that such injuries aren't limited to professional athletes and more attention should be paid to the risks faced by children athletes. Dr. Robert Cantu, one of the world's leading experts on traumatic brain injuries, said concussions can occur in soccer, baseball, softball and even cheerleading.

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    • Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks off the field after a play against the Houston Texans Nov. 11. Cutler ended up leaving the game because of a concussion.
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