Beverly Hospital targets head injuries with baseline testing at area schools

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Joe Kozlowski started his football career at Beverly High with a bang; though it was not the type of hit he would recommend to any other player.

Kozlowski had no idea at the time, but he had suffered a concussion—one that was diagnosed after the game and forced him to be sidelined for the next week. A year later, against Lynn Classical, he suffered another.

To help decrease their chances of playing through future head injuries, Kozlowski and his teammates from the defending Division 2 Super Bowl champion were in the school library Friday morning, taking a test.

Representatives from Beverly Hospital had provided the funding for 300 ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) baseline tests; 100 were administered to the football team.

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