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Let the kids play? Parents, sports and head injury

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Shawn McCarty played lacrosse in North Canton, Ohio, until a concussion this spring kept him on the sidelines for the remainder of the season. His father, TIM McCARTY, says, "My wife and I know what's coming; that we're going to be advised to have him stop. But he loves the game and he loves the guys and being on the team, so it's not going to be easy trying to convince a 16-year-old to think about when he's 50. His future is in our hands." (Photo shared by Tim McCarty)

Parents are making some tough choices about whether to let their kids participate in sports. And there are no set rules about how young is too young to play contact sports, what kind of game play is too dangerous, or how many concussions are too many.