UW Madison study shows headgear doesn’t prevent concussions for soccer players

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MADISON (WKOW) — A new study out of UW-Madison suggests protective headgear does not prevent concussions among soccer players.

Researchers from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health worked with more than 2,700 players from 88 high schools around the Midwest.

They found that players who wore headgear were just as likely to get a concussion as those who did not.

The study showed that girls were more than twice as likely as boys to get a concussion.

Researchers say they hope this study will help future researchers dig deeper into this topic.


Bascom Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison. File photo.


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