Football, boxing, and hockey have all been up for discussion for the cause of concussions, leading to brain injury in athletes. But – what about soccer? While soccer is not too much of a contact sport compared to football, soccer does involved ‘headers’ where the player passes the ball with the head.
Researchers are becoming concerned about the brain health of soccer players. In the United States, researchers have completed brain scans on soccer players who regularly use their head in the game, and they are reported signs of brain damage in many of them. This raises a serious question of safety – especially for young children that are learning to play while still cognitively developing.
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