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More Research Needed Before Linking Soccer ‘Headers’ to Concussions, Doctors Say

By Bryan Toporek — March 20, 2012 1 min read
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Back in November, Dr. Michael L. Lipton of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine presented a study at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, suggesting that youth athletes who often “head” soccer balls experience similar brain abnormalities as those found in patients with traumatic brain injuries.

Before declaring soccer “headers” to be enemies in the ongoing battle against youth concussions, New York-based pediatrician Dr. Ann R. Punnoose urges caution when interpreting the findings of Lipton’s study in a recent perspective for the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.