Survey Of High School Football Players Shows Many Would Not Report Concussion Symptoms To A Coach
[Source: Medical News Today]
Many high school football players say it’s OK to play with a concussion even though they know they are at risk of serious injury, according to a study presented Monday, May 6, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.
The study of 120 high school football players in the Cincinnati area also found that one-quarter had suffered a concussion, and more than half acknowledged they would continue to play with symptoms of a concussion.
“These attitudes could leave young athletes vulnerable to injury from sports-related concussions,” said study co-author Brit Anderson, MD, pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
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