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World Cup Matches Highlight Great Soccer, But Danger is Not Erased

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World Cup soccer is exciting, but anyone who knows what a brain injury can do sees the violence in the sport. This article describes the danger of contact with objects or other players. Heading causes the most brain injuries, as expected, but counterintuitively not from contact with the ball. Going up for a header greatly increases the probability of other kinds of contact. Simply playing soccer can result in brain injury. Goalkeepers are at most risk for injury. Some players have begun to wear protective gear, but soccer leagues for adults have not gotten behind this welcome safety trend. (Full story)

 

 

 

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