Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Soccer Heading May Lead To Concussion

Soccer Heading
It seems that purposely "heading" a soccer ball may lead to concussion symptoms despite research suggesting those issues mainly arise from accidental knocks to the head, according to a new study.

While amateur soccer players were at an increased risk of concussion-like symptoms from colliding with each other and objects, they also had an increased risk for those symptoms if they often used their head to hit the ball – an action known as heading.

The new study can’t say heading leads to brain damage or other issues down the road, however.

"There is enough here to say there may be risk," said senior author Dr. Michael Lipton, a neuroradiologist and neuroscientist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System in New York City.

"We’re reporting on effects in the very short term," he told Reuters Health. "These are really immediate symptoms. This paper does not address the long term consequences."

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