Ex-Chief Wants Young Athletes to Get Tested for Concussions
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Current high school athletes may not remember former Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields, but he’s looking out for them.
Shields is offering student athletes a brain-test this weekend that he thinks is important to keep young athlete safe.
Shields spent 14 seasons in the NFL and took a lot of hits. He’s also the father of four student athletes and is concerned about their own safety while playing sports.
Now the future Pro Football Hall of Famer is providing a tool to help parents get the diagnostic information they need before an injury might happen.
For $5, student athletes can use Dynavision Baseline Testing technology to get a baseline test of their gross motor skills in the pre-season.
If the athlete is injured, the baseline results should be compared to their post-injury performance to determine when they should return-to-play.
Testing hours and location:
Outside-In Sports Facility
6211 B. North West Kelly Drive
Hours: 2pm-8pm Friday
Testing also available at 68 Inside Sports for $10.