Concussion incidence in elite college soccer players.

  title={Concussion incidence in elite college soccer players.},
  author={Barry P. Boden and Donald T. Kirkendall and W. E. Garrett},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={26 2},
A unique aspect of soccer is the use of the head for directing the ball. The potential for resultant head injuries has been the focus of discussions worldwide. Prior work has attributed neuropsychologic deficits to the cumulative effects of heading, without evaluating concussion rates in soccer players. We prospectively studied the seven men's and eight women's varsity soccer teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference during two seasons to document concussion incidence. The 29 concussions diagnosed… CONTINUE READING
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