STUDY: Concussion rates on the rise in one sport

Posted at 9:33 AM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-17 09:33:39-05

A new study about concussions in high school sports may take some parents by surprise. 

While many parents think of football and hockey when the conversation about kids' concussions takes place, it turns out the number of concussions is on the rise in high school soccer.  According to Reuters, researchers examined data from  2005 to 2014, and found that the number of concussions among male and female high school soccer players rose significantly.

The most common soccer injury seen during the study was a ligament sprain, but the research found concussions made up about 18% of all injuries among those high school players.  

Research showed midfielders were the most likely players to be injured, and the majority of injuries happened when players collided.  The study showed girls are also 25% more likely to get hurt playing soccer than boys.