Bigger, stronger, and faster athletes lead to more traumatic brain injuries for basketball players. Girls playing basketball are at twice the risk of their male counterparts.
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After a concussion, an athlete should only return to sports practices with the approval and under the supervision of their health care provider.
Headers are a part of the game and that means so are concussions in athletes.
The ice is unforgiving and hockey has a long history of concussions. SI put together a list of players who have retired due to concussions.
The NHL recently implemented a number of new policies and procedures to enhance their concussion protocol for player safety.