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Scientific research reveals problem more serious than once thought
A disturbingly common sight during football games is seeing a player shaken up after impact to the head. Research continues to reveal more adverse long-term effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries, prompting sports organizations such as the NFL to take more precautions with any sort of head injury.
When kids play sports — especially contact sports like football and soccer — they are at increased risk for concussions. Concussions have traditionally been associated with high-impact sports like football, and even in this setting, knocks on the head that don’t seem serious have often been brushed off. However, it’s becoming more common to see young athletes of all types being pulled off the field or court for possible concussions.