Athlete deaths prompt program changes

RALEIGH The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors said Wednesday they support a plan that requires member schools to hire an athletic trainer.

The move is partly in response to Atlas Fraley's death last year. He died at his home after a football scrimmage.

The board is also requiring any athlete who receives a head injury or suspected concussion to get a doctor's note before returning to the field of play.

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