Even for child athletes, concussions a real danger

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ByΒ MARY SHEDDENΒ |Β The Tampa Tribune Published: August 21, 2011 TAMPA — It’s been two years, but Lynn La Roe vividly remembers that sound. Her then-12-year-old daughter, Ariah, collided with another girl during a youth basketball league game in Brandon. From the stands, she heard the thud as her daughter’s head struck the court floor. Coaches and a nurse evaluated the girl, …