"Teenage girls face almost double the concussion risk of boys playing football"

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MowldyStupidAndAssive Tue 27-Apr-21 17:03:38

Here

Notable quotes....

"[...]whereas the most common cause of concussions in male athletes was contact with another player, in female athletes the most common mechanism was contact with an object, such as a ball"
“Female soccer athletes have lower neck strength and girth compared with male athletes, with these variables inversely associated with linear and rotational head acceleration after soccer ball heading"

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SellFridges Tue 27-Apr-21 17:06:05

My daughter plays football. They’re not allowed to head the ball at all in training, and as a result it rarely happens in a game. I thought that was FA policy tbh.

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