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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Concussions in Sports.Would you risk it? Among high school athletes, concussions are most often caused by contact with an opponent,a team mate, the ground, or a piece of equipment or object in the playing area. : Rates of concussions in sports .60 .60 In organized high school sports, concussions in Football accountfor more than sixty percent ofconcussions with an annual increase of 8%and a rate of .6 concussions per 1000 athletic exposures There is a rate of .17 concussions per 1000 athletic exposure in boys soccerwith an annual increase of 13% .17 .17 .06 .06 There is a rate of .06 concussions per 1000 athletic exposures in boys baseball with an annual increase of 14% With Sports having such a large annual increase inconcussions per year, it is just about time before this problem gets out of hand : Women and Men concussion rates are < The 2007 study found theconcussion rates in high schoolbasketball were almost 3 timeshigher for girls than boys. The 2011 study reportedthat the concussion rate for girls was 1.7 times higher than for boys. The 2013 study found that 11.5% of injuries seen in girls basketball were concussions compared to 7.2% for boys. The fact is, according to reasearch it is more common for women to obtain a concussion rather than men.And some research shows that womenare twice as likely to sustain a concussion rather than men 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 Boxing Punch Football Tackle Soccer Heading Ball : Impacts in sports Miles per hour of impact A professional football player will receive an estimated900 to 1500 blows to the head per game, and with aspeed of 25 mph per average blowthe damage increases drastically. : Total outcome Is it worth the risk? Why risk our lives playing sports when Corporations like NOCSAEand professional leagues like the NFL can just edit the rulesand change the protective gear to better the future of the sport and the players
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