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Women’s Gymnastics Leads NCAA Sports With Most Preseason Concussions

June 5, 2023

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5-15 mins
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Are there more preseason concussions in gymnastics or football? A study led by Lead Researcher Steven Broglio, Ph.D., A.T.C., Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the University of Michigan Concussion Center, examines sport-related concussion rates in NCAA sports, finding that gymnastics had surprisingly high numbers of concussions during the preseason practice period. The study compared concussion rates per 10,000 athlete participations and surprisingly revealed that gymnasts experienced more concussions during the preseason than football players. Overall, the study emphasizes the importance of making sports safer while optimizing performance.

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