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TODAY   |  February 11, 2014

New study suggests soccer poses cognitive risks

Canadian researchers found that the practice of heading the ball can cause repeat concussions. One study revealed 62 percent of varsity soccer players had concussion symptoms during their careers.

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>>> attention focused on the dangers of concussions among football players. but a new study suggests soccer poses significant cognitive risks, as well. canadian researchers found the practice of heading the ball can cause repeat concussions or subconcussive head blows that don't cause any symptoms. 2% of varsity soccer ball players had concussions during their careers but only 19% actually realized it.