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Concerns with novel concussion protocol
  1. David Wyndham Lawrence1,2,
  2. MichaelG Hutchison3
  1. 1Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr David Wyndham Lawrence, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, 550 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2A2, dw.lawrence{at}

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We read with interest a recent article by Frémont1 presenting a novel approach to the management of athletes with a suspected concussion in which he questions the need for every athlete with a suspected concussion to undergo medical consultation with a physician. We commend Frémont's recognition of the significance and burden of this injury and his development of a novel scheme that would reduce the demands placed on the healthcare system; however, we have identified a number of challenges and concerns that would limit its applicability.

We challenge the underlying assumption …

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