Sunday, July 19, 2009

Study Released on Concussions in High School Football

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

A report by the National Athletic Trainers' Association shows that impacts during both high school football practices and games occur more frequency and with more intensity, than at the collegiate level.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign, analyzed the biomechanics of football tackles to better understand the high risk of concussions and serious cervical spine injuries faced by high school players. One of the conclusions...coaches must teach proper tackling techniques in order to reduce the risk of those types of injuries.

Click here for the report.

Click here for a story from the New York Times.

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