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Sharp rise in youth soccer injuries calls for greater prevention efforts

September 20, 2016

The increase in youth soccer-related injuries — particularly closed head injuries and concussions that have risen by an annual rate of almost 1,600% during a 25-year period — emphasizes the need for better prevention strategies, according to study findings published in Pediatrics.

“The sport of soccer has changed dramatically in the last 25 years,” Huiyun Xiang, MD, PhD, MPH, director of research core at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said in a press release. “We’re seeing athletes play year-round now thanks to club, travel and rec leagues, and the intensity of play is higher than it ever has been. These factors combine to lead to more risk of injury.”

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