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New concussion rules in Texas

Updated: October 18, 2010, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- The governing body for Texas public school sports has approved new rules for concussions that will require athletes to sit out a least a day after sustaining a head injury beginning next year.

The University Interscholastic League on Monday unanimously adopted the recommendation of its medical committee. New guidelines will be in place Aug. 1, 2011.

The UIL currently allows players to return if they show no symptoms for 15 minutes. New rules will require them to sit ...

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