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Va. Tech. Expanding Sports-Concussion Research Beyond Football

By Bryan Toporek — February 05, 2013 1 min read

Football may be the sport drawing a majority of the concussion-related headlines, but it’s not by any means the only sport in which concussions occur.

In recognition of that reality, the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences announced last week that it will expand its research on testing helmets’ ability to reduce the likelihood of concussions to hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse.

The research center expects to release ratings on hockey helmets this coming fall. New ratings for youth football helmets are expected to come out in 2015, followed by baseball-, softball-, and lacrosse-helmet ratings in 2016.

The center published new research last month in the .

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