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Jan 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Blake Lee, 17, suffered his first concussion without ever hitting his head.

The soccer goalie was in the middle of a game in 2011 when another player collided with him. The other player broke his femur and was immediately taken to a...
Jan 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM
A University of Washington study finds that although students know the symptoms of a concussion they are unlikely to report head injuries to their coach, which doctors fear puts them in serious risk.
Oct 12, 2012 at 4:33 PM
A player's family is suing the team over what it considers unsafe practices. The issue involves older kids allegedly being allowed to play against much younger kids.
Jun 10, 2011 at 11:35 PM
Zackery Lystedt suffered a severe brain injury during a junior high school football game in 2006. Doctors thought he might never walk again, let alone live after his injuries. On graduation day, he proved them all wrong.
Jan 28, 2010 at 8:43 AM
At least a half-dozen states are considering measures that would toughen restrictions on young athletes returning to play after head injuries, inspired by individual cases and the attention the issue has received in the NFL.
Sep 28, 2009 at 8:35 AM
Team officials said Andrew Swank, 17, took a hard hit during a game Friday night in Spokane and collapsed on the sidelines. He died Sunday night after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
Sep 16, 2009 at 5:55 PM
Nearly three years ago, Zack Lystedt made a tackle on the football field and suffered a concussion. He was in pain, but coaches put him back in the game. He later collapsed with a brain injury. Lystedt and his family have reached a settlement with...
Aug 12, 2009 at 2:03 PM

If you've signed your child up for the West Seattle Soccer Club's fall season, you'll be asked to sign a new form this year.

The information sheet is about the signs of concussion and head injury, and must be signed before your child...
Jul 14, 2009 at 10:21 PM
Nearly two years ago, Zackery Lystedt suffered two vicious hits and a severe concussion while playing football for Mount Tahoma Junior High. His coaches, who thought the boy was fine, sent him back in the game. But as soon as the final whistle blew, Lystedt collapsed.
May 14, 2009 at 7:53 PM
The state now has what advocates say is the nation's toughest law regulating when high school athletes can return to games after having sustained a concussion.
Oct 17, 2006 at 5:09 PM
13-year-old Zackery Lystedt is breathing on his own and off a respirator after suffering a severe brain injury during a game for Mount Tahoma Junior High.

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