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Student athletes take concussion test


GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- It's time for fall sports to begin.

Before student athletes in Green Bay can compete, they have to take a test.

The "Impact Test" is a series of questions, testing the student's reaction time, verbal and visual memory.

It's meant to help if they ever suffer a concussion.

What it does is provide a baseline of what the athlete's brain is capable of now.

Then if they do suffer a concussion, they take this same test again and compare results.

Athletic trainer Nick Winkler says, "I've had an athlete in the past that has come in and said, 'I feel perfect, feel fine, let me go play today.' And I said, hold on, first we've got to take the impact test and see how you do. And that person scored extremely low."

The test is being offered at a number of Green Bay schools this year.

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