With the high risk of brain injuries in football, many young athletes and their parents are looking for safer athletic alternatives. Unfortunately, many of them are choosing soccer. Soccer is a great sport with a long history, but it also carries a similarly high-risk for concussions and long-term brain injury that often gets overlooked. In many reports, soccer comes second only to football for the highest number of brain injuries experienced every season.
And football, bicycling, playground activities and soccer were the activities most likely to cause a brain injury in kids. In a study published Thursday, researchers from the Centers for Disease ...
The search was performed using a combination of the following terms: head injury, brain injury, craniocerebral trauma, soccer, football, concussion, cognitive function, head and age (1, 5, 19-28). Various mechanisms of head trauma in soccer and the consequences are summarised and discussed in the article.
Results: Peak accelerations inside the helmet for football averaged 29.2 g compared with 35 g for hockey (p = .004). There were no incidents of concussion or other traumatic brain injury during the recorded periods. In contrast, the peak accelerations associated with heading a soccer ball was 54.7 g (p = 2 x 10(-5) vs. hockey).
A Boston University researcher wants to know if female soccer players are at risk for CTE, a brain disease that has been found in football players. Women, soccer, and head injuries are focus of ...
Neurologists involved in the new study of brain trauma in football players say soccer may rival the sport's impact on the brain. Facebook.
A few football injuries also have resulted in fatalities, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research's Annual Survey of Football Injury Research, 1931-2012: There were two fatalities directly related to football during the 2012 football season. Both fatalities were in semi-professional football.
Ice hockey had the second highest concussion rate with 1.20 concussions per 1, 000 AE. American football came in third (0.53 concussions/1000 AE). See the full list below: Rugby (4.18/1,000 AE) Ice hockey (1.20/1,000 AE) American football (0.53/1,000 AE) Lacrosse (0.24/1,000 AE) Football (or soccer) (0.23/1,000 AE) Wrestling (0.17/1,000 AE)