5 Aug 2016

Young teens who play hockey may feel pressure from their teammates, parents, and coaches to deny their concussion symptoms, putting them at serious risk for re-injury, according to a recent study.

Sports are a major source of concussions in teens, and experts agree that players should not return to sports while still experiencing concussion symptoms, the researchers write in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

Players who do return to sports before fully healing from concussions can suffer serious consequences and possible death from even minor subsequent head injuries, the researchers write.
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