Would letting a football player play knowing they are injured such as a concussion and not say anything right because it is their last football game?
NO! they could hurt themselves even worse. It is mine job to tell them and their coaches of the injury if decide to play it is on them.
I can understand where the concussion might be minor and the player would be able to play. However, there is a protocol for a reason. And if the player is cleared too early they could cause further injury by sustaining a TBI or Traumatic brain injury. I will stand by my decision as to not let them play they could further hurt themselves or others.
interview with Head Athletic trainer at UW- Stout Susan Lew