GPs face ‘weekly’ pressure to approve return to sport for kids with head knocks

Awareness is improving slowly, a Queensland GP says
Dr Sarah Kleinman.

Parents of children with head knocks are asking for GP sign-off for their kids to resume contact sports, even after failing medical assessments, a GP registrar says. 

Guidelines from major sporting codes say any child who sustains a head injury needs medical assessment and paperwork signed by a doctor declaring the child is fit to return to play.