Football Players' Head-impact Exposure after Limiting of Full-contact Practices

In a new study by U-M Injury Center's Steve Broglio, a rule change limiting full-contact high school football practices appears to have been effective in reducing head-impact exposure across all players, with the largest reduction occurring among linemen. This finding is likely associated with the rule modification, particularly because the coaching staff and offensive scheme remained consistent, yet how this reduction influences concussion risk and long-term cognitive health remains unknown.  Read full journal article here in Journal of Athletic Training.

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Friday, July 15, 2016
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