Kraft said genetics is a part of the research now being done into concussions with the belief we’re going to find that genetics play a role in a kid being more susceptible to concussions.
“Some people believe the old saying that three concussions and you’re out,” he said. “That’s not true. There is no gold standard for how many concussions someone can have. It depends on their age, how often, how close together they were and how long it takes to recover.
“Sometimes we do tell kids they shouldn’t play again,” Kraft said. “Based on Noah having one a year ago and again this year, we probably wouldn’t tell him not to play. Most people would say he is at a little higher risk.”
Kraft said the NFL has really pushed raising awareness of concussions to the high school level and lobbied for the passage of the legislation in Indiana.
“We have to continue to get better,” he said.