‘It’s Worth Every Penny’: A Lack of Athletic Trainers Has Area Athletic Directors Rethinking Their Value to Student-Athlete Safety – Concord Monitor

Read article - Kristine Karlson, Dartmouth athletics’ team physician and an associate professor of community and family medicine, is quoted in an article about athletic trainers. “The coach’s motivation is to win the game, and if this is their best player, they’re going to say, ‘You got your bell rung. Get back out there,’” Karlson said. “There’s the role for the athletic trainer, to say, ‘That person’s not behaving correctly. I need to pull them and declare them ineligible for the remainder of the contest.’”