Some health professionals are pushing for federal standards for sports injury reporting. Since 2009, every state has passed laws relating to sports injuries – but advocates say very few have enforcement standards. So far, congress has not created a national registry to help tailor treatment and prevention.
The National Institute of Health estimates there are 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. every years. Many of the victims are teenagers, who are often eager to get back in the game.