Concussions May Be on Rise in College Football

July 13, 2012

A study of the football teams of the three U.S. service academies has found that the number of concussions reported increased from 23 to 42 from 2009-10 to 2010-11. The results were presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. The period studied marked the start of new reporting requirements by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on concussions. As a result, researchers cautioned that increases might be because of more concussions or because of more concussions being identified and reported.


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