January 16, 2012

Boogaard’s reported brain injury reignites hockey safety debate


The nationwide conversation about head injuries in youth sports was reignited earlier this month after a report disclosed that late Minnesota Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard had extensive brain injuries, likely as a result of his violent playing style… It's not clear if the no-checking rule will even make a difference. Michael Stuart , Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and chief medical officer for USA Hockey points out there's no proven link between concussions and the disease Boogaard had.

MPR,  by Rupa Shenoy, 12/2011

Tags: Michael Stuart, Sports Medicine

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