Posted on February 7th, 2012 by
Playing any sport comes with risks. A wrong move, an unexpected collision, or hard fall can change an athlete's life forever. Most people tend to associate concussions with professional contact sports - such as football and hockey - but they are increasingly more common amongst high school and youth players in all sports, with lacrosse and girls soccer having greater increases…Researchers at Mayo even created their own "hockey collider" to test the type of forces an athlete experiences on the ice. Hockey physician, parent and sports medicine authority Dr. Michael Stuart is the expert at Mayo on sports-related brain injuries and is on the leading edge of concussion research.
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