MADISON - The Medical College of Wisconsin will help study concussions for the Defense Department.
The school got a four-year federal grant of more than 5-million dollars.
Concussions have become common injuries on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in professional and youth sports.
The study will initially include about 900 athletes from 10 local high schools and two local colleges.
It will start tracking athletes before they get a concussion. Researchers will do extensive tests on athletes who suffer a concussion.
They'll be compared to athletes who didn't get hurt.
The school announced in May it would lead a separate 30-million dollar national study of concussions.
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