CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring high school coaches to receive training in prevention of and reaction to concussions.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, according to the Illinois High School Association, more and more football players have been diagnosed with concussions.
A law signed by the governor on Tuesday requires coaches to take an online training course on concussions.
Quinn and one of his sons played high school football. Asked if, knowing what we know now about the health risks of concussions, he would have allowed his son to play football, the governor said “the answer is yes, although we need to make sure we adopt proper safeguards.”