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Heading a ball in soccer may be linked to concussions
Heading a ball in soccer may be linked to concussions (February 10, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Toronto - According to a report published in Brain Injury, more research is needed into the possible effects of heading the ball in soccer. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis on the effect of heading the ball had on the brain. They found that concussions accounted for as much as 8.6% of the total injuries suffered during soccer games. Interestingly, one study showed that nearly 63% of soccer players had symptoms of a concussion, but only one quarter had actually realized it. These results call into question the practice of repetitive heading during a game.
 
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