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The recent deaths of football players in high school and middle school in Oklahoma have ignited new concerns about brain and other injuries in school sports and whether more can be done to prevent them.

Featured guests discussed the issue and answered questions on the topic at an Oklahoma Watch forum Tuesday night.

The panelists were Amy Cassell, who chairs the sports medicine committee for the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association; Leander Walker, head of the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association, and Alison Taylor, president of the Oklahoma Parent Teachers Association.

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