October 19, 2013

Second Only to Boys’ Football

1 Girls’ HS Soccer Concussion Rate Alarming

According to a study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, nearly 10 percent of all high school sports concussions occur during girls' soccer games, making that sport second only to boys' football for the number of concussions reported. And that number may not reflect the true total, since while headaches are the primary symptom in both sexes, the other most recognized symptoms, confusion and memory loss, are less common among concussed girls, who more often experience noise sensitivity or sleepiness, symptoms that many male coaches of girls' teams may be unaware of. Adding to the concern, girls have nearly twice the concussion rate of boys in sports played by both sexes, such as soccer and basketball, and sports medicine experts don't know why.

More at Sfgate.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Kids' Concussions Can Have Long-Term Effects

Tags: Girls and Concussions, Sports Concussions, High School Athletics, High School Sports Injuries, Soccer and Concussions

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