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Denny Kovach, Canfield High schools’s athletic trainer, examines pads before putting them inside a Xenith X2 helmet. The X2 has pads that can be added or removed from the interior of the helmet to provide a better fit, leading to a safer helmet. This type of helmet lists for $250. Josh Medore/

Concussion costs usually passed on to families

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Concussions are costly.

Emergency room visit – $1,664

CT scan – $1,462

MRI – $3,665

Hospital stay ­­– $34,030

These numbers, while typical in the Mahoning Valley, may seem far-fetched to some, but consider: Nearly one in every 10 people who end up in an emergency room with a sports-related concussion have injuries serious enough to require hospitalization.

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