High school lacrosse players will soon have to wear chest protectors

A recent routine play at a high school lacrosse game nearly turned tragic. Heroic efforts from the training staff saved a boy's life. It's an incident that shines a bright light on a rare, but possibly fatal, injury -- attention that is needed for all of lacrosse. Commotio cordis is not something most people outside of the medical profession have ever heard of, but it nearly claimed the life of Loyola Blakefield freshman Peter Laake. It's a story with a happy ending and one that puts attention on how to prevent the tragedy from ever happening again.

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