RED HOOK, N.Y. -- A Red Hook High School athlete is coming forward to discuss the impact of a pair of sport-related concussions that didn't just keep him off the basketball court, but kept him from social interaction, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.
In early 2016, Colin Bemis is a 6-foot-5-inch basketball player on a team destined for the playoffs. Two year earlier, however, he was forced from the court after suffering the concussions in the late spring and fall, according to the Journal.
Bemis, who suffered from post-concussion syndrome, found that not only was he unable to compete on the court, but he was unable to focus in class and had trouble communicating with his peers, according to the Journal.
Bemis' case is one of more than 300,000 sport-related concussions that occur in the United States each year, according to the Journal.
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