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Update on September 12, 2012

Tulane University Senior Devon Walker was injured (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/opinion/head-injuries-in-football.html?_r=1&hp) during a football game last weekend, suffering a spinal fracture that may prevent him from ever walking again.

The incident, especially in light of the National Football League's kick off of the 2012-13 season last week, brings further attention to the issue of head injuries in football. As on-field headbanging takes a toll on professional and collegiate athletes, it's important to increase our efforts to protect the countless young athletes across the country. Keep inviting your friends (http://www.causes.com/causes/621655-health-and-wellness/actions/1665971?utm_source=HealthConcussionsWeeklyEmail&utm_medium=update%2Bemail&utm_campaign=health) to sign the petition to get all 50 states to implement the Lystedt law, or equivalent legislation, preventing life-threatening concussions in youth sports.

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