Still, Stephanie, who comes from a family of athletes, says that she’s not concerned about her son getting back on the field next season and hopes he’s ready to play basketball by December.
“I’m not an alarmist. I understand that he has an injury and like any injury, you have to rehab it the right way and in the right amount of time so he’s in the best position physically. It doesn’t make me afraid. That first game back I’ll be hesitant to make sure he’s behaving like he normally would, but I think it’s from the experience that I’ve had and having siblings in sports that I won’t be too worried,” she said.
“By sixth grade, they’re hitting pretty hard at this age. What I believe about the new awareness about concussions is that it probably has always happened at this level, there just wasn’t as much awareness about it. I know that our coaches get educated just on concussion awareness and what they should be looking for, so I feel like they were all educated and aware.”