The Lasting Impact of Concussions

May 21, 2014 Updated May 21, 2014 at 8:35 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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May 21, 2014 Updated May 21, 2014 at 8:35 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Over the past few years, concussions have grown to be a major concern in both professional and student athletes. What coaches once called a "ding" or "bump to the head" are now being treated as serious injuries.

Channel 7's Rachel Elzufon spoke with one mother whose life was turned upside down after her son sustained a concussion during a rugby game. Watch the video to hear this woman's story and what doctors want parents to know about this injury.

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