AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 2, 2018


Dire Effects of Sports Head Injuries, Concussions Still a Concern

Pass, catch, kick, score! The world of contact sports is pervasive and usually involved athletes forcefully hitting or colliding with each other, inanimate objects or the ground. With these kinds of collisions, come injuries. With sports like football and soccer running year-round, head injuries are common and a growing concern for parents and athletes, and especially medical experts. According Sports Concussion Institute, football is the most common sport with concussion risk for males (75 percent chance), while soccer puts women at more risk (50 percent chance). It is estimated that 53 percent of student athletes have sustained a concussion before participation in high school sports, and 36 percent of collegiate athletes have a history of multiple concussions, statistics that concern head injury experts at Harris Health System. Click here to read more.

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