Girls Hockey Players More Susceptible to Concussions than Similarly Aged Boys Football Players

The venerable Globe and Mail of Toronto, quoting from Women’s Sports Foundation research, has reported that girls hockey players suffer concussions at a greater rate than their male counterparts on the football field.

“Across all sports in the study, the highest rate of concussion was reported not by male football players, but by female hockey players,” according to the Foundation.

The article went on to cite a Washington Post Commentary by Marjorie A. Snyder, senior director of research for the Foundation, who said that “studies show that female softball players experience concussions at double the rate of male baseball players and that the injuries were also higher for basketball and soccer.”

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