Neurosurgeon talks sports concussions, new state law

Neurosurgeon talks sports concussions, new state law »Play Video

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law geared toward limiting concussions in middle and high school athletes.

AB2127 prohibits full-contact practices taking longer than 90 minutes a day and limits those practices to twice a week.

Full-contact practices will also not be allowed during the off-season.

The bill also states that if a head injury is suspected, athletes cannot return to a game at all or before receiving medical clearance.

The law goes into effect in 2015.

On Friday, Dr. Ian Armstrong, a neurosurgeon, joined Eyewitness News Mornings to talk about the law and how it will impact youth athletes.