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Why Girls’ Soccer Players Suffer Highest Concussion Rates

3/29/17 7:00 AM / by Lidia Harding

Until recently, many believed that American football has been the biggest risk for potentially damaging head injuries in athletes, but new research by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons states that female athletes, in particular soccer players, suffer concussions at a “significantly higher,” rate than male athletes.

The study tracked concussions in different sports from 2005 to 2015 and reported that girls were 12.1 percent more likely to sustain a concussion than boys across all sports.

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