Study: Youth head hits’ impact severe

in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsmakers, School of Medicine
February 22nd, 2012

Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

The first-ever study to measure the head impacts among youth football players has found that some hits absorbed by second graders are as forceful as those in the college game, and that unlike at in high school and college football most of the severe hits occurred during practices…

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