Brain Injury Claims: Female athletes more susceptible to brain injury

by John McKiggan

This is interesting. The Globe and Mail has reported that researchers have discovered that women are more susceptible to sports related concussions than men.

The problem is that most “return to play”criteria are based on research on male athletes. This may result in injured female athletes being returned to play before they are fully recovered, resulting in a greater chance of multiple concussions and long term brain damage.

Thanks to my colleague Bruce Stern for the heads up on the article.

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