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Concussions in World Cup soccer often missed or ignored

Reuters reporter Linda Carroll writes on a recent study published in JAMA Neurology which found that concussions are often missed or ignored in World Cup soccer games.

Primary investigator Ajay Premkumar, MD, MPH, orthopedic surgery resident at HSS, explained that there is a danger to players if concussions are not caught in a timely matter. Additionally, there is a concern that younger players watching may get the wrong message.

"Concussion assessment protocols and their implementation by large sporting governing bodies may have widespread effects on officiating, coaching and play of countless athletes at all levels and ages around the world," Dr. Premkumar said.

Read the full article at Reuters.com.

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