An Ontario private member’s bill on concussions is getting some high profile support from former N-H-L star Eric Lindros.
Rowan’s Law is named for an Ottawa-area 17-year-old girl who died after being injured while playing high school rugby.
Among the recommendations in the law — establishing guidelines to ensure a child is removed from play if a concussion is
suspected and that they not return to play until receiving medical clearance.
Lindros suffered multiple concussions over his career and missed an entire season after a head injury.
He says everyone in sports needs to take safety into consideration first, even when an athlete is eager to get back out on the
ice or field.