Transcript for New study shows student athletes more likely to get concussions in games than practice
Thank you so much. Now to that "Gma" health alert on teenage athletes and concussions. A new study revealing when high school players are most likely to suffer concussions and the highest risk sports and Dr. Ashton is here with more. Doc, tell us about this study and what it found. It was a big study that appeared in the journal pediatrics. It's not just about football. They took a look at the top high school sports over the last five years to try to get more recent stats. Take a look at this list, overall highest risk of high school concussions obviously boys football is up there followed by girls soccer and followed by boys ice hockey and found the highest risk in practice, boys football followed by cheerleading and boys wrestling. This study looked at when and found that the most concussions tended to occur interestingly towards the end of games, not in We hear so much about concussions but all associate it with boys. What about concussions in girls. We have to remember people can have a concussion at home. Concussions in traumatic brain injuries in the military and it occurs in every sport. We do know that sport for sport girls are more likely to suffer concussions possibly because of less neck strength, possibly because of changes in blood flow or hormonal factors. Again, sportses like basketball, volleyball, soccer, the sport my daughter plays at the college level, ice hockey, very high concussion risk for gir sfs the management of concussions is still, you know, changing, evolving. What else is being done to eliminate some of the -- A lot. You and I have talked about this. There is a big push in changing rules to try to reduce the risk at the high school level. We've seen it in usa hockey. They moved the checking age up. They're trying to do the same thing with usa football making it age 14 before you tackle. Good athletic posture, strength, the front of mind of every coach and every parent. Thank you for all of that. Appreciate it and going to go to
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