Transcript for Athletes, Doctors Talk Concussions at Congressional Hearing
Considerable attention is being giving to did -- -- injuries caused by playing football. But another warning signs about soccer once thought to be -- seek alternative. Brown history was the goalie for the US women's national team that won the 1989. World -- she's known for her dazzling saves an impressive defense. But now she's speaking out about safety. I struggled with intense piercing headaches. There were so bad that by the evening. It was all -- could do -- to cry myself to sleep. Curry says multiple concussions forced her to retire from the sport she loved. This morning she joined doctor -- athletes and representatives from the NHL and NFL at a congressional hearing on safety in sports. NFL official told lawmakers that the league is ushered in significant rule changes and that's led to fewer head injuries and concussions. You've seen a greater emphasis on eliminating helmet to helmet hits in -- game. You've seen a greater emphasis on eliminating the use of the crown of the -- in our game -- you've seen fines and suspensions. But new concerned should worry the millions of American parents whose kids spend their weekends running up and down the soccer pitch. Players can head the ball up to a dozen times a game and that ball could be traveling up to fifty miles an hour. Patrick ranger died nearly two years ago doctors say he's the first soccer player to be diagnosed -- CT eat. The head trauma frequently found in pro football players. -- as a youth under the age of fourteen should should not happen. One high school athlete who sustained several concussions told lawmakers winning felt great. But he would rather lose than suffer another injury Karen Travers ABC news Washington.
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