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Should you let your child play football?

The latest take on the debate over concussions, kids and football comes from a former Redskins player who now is an orthopedic surgeon in Houston.

Mark Adickes was an offensive lineman for the Redskins' team that won Super Bowl XXVI and, in addition to practicing medicine, is the father of a high-school football player. Adickes stops short of Mike Wilbon's stance about not allowing his son to play football, but cautions parents to make sure their kids have smart coaching and use proper technique and equipment.

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By Cindy Boren  |  August 30, 2010; 10:18 AM ET
Categories:  NFL  
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