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Concussions on the football field have increased the urge for scientists to study long-term effects.

Recent findings have put parents at a crossroads when it comes to concussions and their kids.

Kimberly Knox’s son plays quarterback for Burbank’s high school football team.

“He’s never had a concussion. I’m thankful,” Knox said.

She knows it’s a brutal and dangerous sport her teen is playing.

“He gets hit a lot. He’s been hurt. He ices a lot,” Knox explained.

In Modesto, Gregori High School football players are now stepping out on the field with an extra set of eyes when it comes to concussion safety.