A Dangerous Game: Kids and Concussions

Posted at 7:51 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 07:51:56-05

There’s no question football players take hard hits on the field.

We hear a lot about the effects of those bone-crunching hits on NFL players, but they're not the only ones getting concussions playing the game.

Lawrence Anderson, a Virginia Beach 8th grader, suffered a concussion during a game last year.

“The guy, he came up from behind me and slammed me to the ground,” Anderson said. “It was just a very confusing time for me, and I didn't know what I was doing or where I was.”

It’s making some parents question whether or not they should be letting their kids play.

NewsChannel 3’s Erica Greenway is taking an in-depth look at concussions among young football players.

We spoke to some of the country's top experts in sports concussions and asked - should kids even be playing football?

Tonight at 11 on NewsChannel 3, find out what they had to say and what’s being done to keep kids safe as we explore ‘A Dangerous Game: Kids and Concussions.’