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By On June 20th, 2014

Are Soccer Headers Really Causing Brain Injuries?

Since the discovery that soccer is linked to high rates of brain injuries similar to those found in football and hockey players, the assumption has been that the brain damage was associated with the repeated “headers”, or a player using their head to direct the ball. This assumption isn’t entirely baseless, several researchers have shown…

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By On June 20th, 2014

Soccer rivals football for concussion risks

With the World Cup we are seeing a lot more of soccer and with the increased televised games we are paying more attention to the injuries sustained by soccer players. There has been a lot of attention paid recently to the dangers of “heading the ball” in soccer as a potential cause of  brain injury.…

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