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Most recent World Cup failed to follow concussion guidelines, says new study

Most recent World Cup failed to follow concussion guidelines, says new study

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Throughout the most recent soccer World Cup, held in 2014, many criticized the soccer competition for being lax in response to apparent concussions on the field. There were multiple incidents where players were left sprawled out on the field, either unconscious or significantly shaken up, but most of these athletes returned to the competition within […]

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Decade Long Study Shows Female Soccer Players Are At Highest Risk For Concussions

Decade Long Study Shows Female Soccer Players Are At Highest Risk For Concussions

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Football continues to hog the spotlight when it comes to concussions, but a new report from the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons shows female soccer players are the athletes who face the highest risk for brain injuries. “While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion […]

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Briana Scurry makes a save

Gold Medalist Briana Scurry Works To Raise Brain Injury Awareness

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Until 2010, Briana Scurry was a world-class athlete who had received both an Olympic gold medal and won the World Cup with Team USA. But, her career was suddenly ended by a traumatic brain injury and neck injury during a game. “I know I blacked out for an instant and I was on the ground. […]

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FIFA Says They Are Considering Adopting Three-Minute Concussion Protocol

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The World Cup may have been more popular in the US this year than ever before, but it was also marred by several apparent brain injuries that went seemingly unaddressed by both players and the FIFA’s governing body. A few of these incidents, including a widely covered collision in the final in which Germany’s Christoph […]

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Heading towards brain injury: soccer study points to needed changes

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A small study of soccer players and the potential for brain injury has indicated that the potential exists for players who “head the ball” over 1400 times a year. Now that sounds like a lot, but when you consider the training drills which rely on repetition it’s actually quite easy to reach that number in […]

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