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Half of college football concussions sustained in preseason

Half of college football concussions sustained in preseason

Health
Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Nearly half of all concussions sustained by college football players occur during preseason practice, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Neurology. Players also experienced twice as many head impacts during the preseason as they did in practices and games in the regular season, the data showed. Advertisement The findings suggest that changes to policies and procedures regarding physical contact in general, and head-to-head contact specifically, during preseason practices could help reduce players' risk for concussions without "major modification to game play," the researchers said. "The higher incidence of concussion in the preseason is likely due to several factors, including the total hours and intensity of training, heavy emphasis on full contact drills -- [s...
Doctors: Liverpool's Karius sustained concussion during Champions League final

Doctors: Liverpool's Karius sustained concussion during Champions League final

Sports
June 4 (UPI) -- Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed Monday that Liverpool goalie Loris Karius sustained a concussion during the Champions League final against Real Madrid. Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in the finale on May 26 at NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kiev, Ukraine. Karius held Madrid scoreless in the first half, before allowing a goal to Karim Benzema in the 51st minute after a horrible error. Sadio Mane scored for Liverpool four minutes later, but Karius allowed two scores to Gareth Bale down the stretch. Dr. Ross Zafonte and Leonor Herget, PT, DPT, released a statement on the goalkeeper. "We have received numerous calls today regarding the health status of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius," the statement said. "With Mr. Karius's permission, we are providing information about ...