Lecture on Concussions for Brain Injury Awareness Month

By Toi Thornton | tthornton@cajunfirst.com

Published 03/15 2017 10:09PM

Updated 03/15 2017 10:09PM

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More than 3.5 million people get an acquired brain injury every year. This is especially common in sports where athletes fall the most. This is why the Boudreaux Family Enterprises is educating parents, athletic trainers, coaches, and athletes on concussions. The organization says concussions don't just happen to athletes, they can also happen to anyone who is physically active in any way. UL associate Athletic Trainer BJ Duplantis says while sports are a major part of cajun country, the health of our athletes is much more important.

 

"We want them to be athletes, we want them to be out on the field that's our number 1 thing. Our job is to protect them, from themselves sometimes and to make sure that they lead long and healthy lives," said Duplantis.

 

This month is also National Athletic Trainers Month. 

 

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