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A concussion cautionary tale
Boy returns to field after long recovery
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Will Martin, center, warms up with teammates during a recent practice at Midway Park. Martin suffered a concussion after a bicycling incident in September. He is now recovered and back to playing ball. - photo by Autumn Vetter
Nine-year-old Will Martin loves baseball.“Nothing can keep him from playing,” said his mother, Michele Martin. “He just loves it so much.”While today he’s happy spending many hours a week batting and rounding the bases for the Midway Rangers, a few months ago he had to cut his fall baseball season short. Like thousands of children around the country each year, he suffered a concussion.Michele Martin said her son was visiting a friend in September, when he “jumped on a dirt bike without thinking to put on a helmet.”