- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros says Canada needs a national standard to diagnose and treat concussions in sports.

He joined former pro hockey and football players at a conference Tuesday to discuss a protocol that could be taught in schools to help young athletes recognize a head injury.

Former Canadian Football League quarterback Matt Dunigan says young athletes and professionals need to know it’s OK to take themselves out of a game if they have a head injury.

Those taking part in the conference want coaches to be better able to identify concussions, and athletes to take head injuries more seriously.

The conference was organized by Governor General David Johnston.

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