More research surrounding concussions have linked this form of head injury to future risk of mental health illnesses. In a new study, researchers examined the severity of concussions in high school football players. They found that regardless of where an athlete gets hit on the head, concussions are serious.
"We were actually a little bit surprised," researcher Dawn Comstock told Reuters Health. "Based on some of our prior research, we expected to see some differences. We wanted a more complete understanding of concussion in high school football."