Teenage girls face almost double the concussion risk of boys playing football

Teenage girls face almost double the concussion risk of boys playing football

The Guardian

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  • Study also finds girls typically take two days longer to recover
  • Girls less likely to be substituted over potential concussion

Teenage girls face almost double the risk of concussion playing football compared with teenage boys – and typically take two days longer to recover from these injuries, a landmark study has found.

Worryingly the research, which compared data from 40,000 female high school players in Michigan with that from a similar number of male footballers, also found girls were 1.5 times less likely to be substituted if they suffered a potential concussion.

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