Study Looks at American Youth Footballers and Concussion Risk

December 2, 2014 3:40 PM

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Study Looks at American Youth Footballers and Concussion Risk

Concussions are serious business in the sport of football, but until now no one had really researched how often they occur among younger players of the game or how serious they could potentially be. It is an important component that studies seem to have somehow overlooked, which is somewhat frightening considering how many youth and adolescent children are participating in the highly physical full contact sport.

“There’s been a lot of interest in NFL (National Football League) football and head impacts, and it’s gotten a lot of press,” admits Wake Forest School of Medicine associate professor of radiology, Dr. Christopher Whitlow. “But for every one NFL player there [are] 2,000 high school players. Seventy ...

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