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Brain injuries from high school sports

According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate, children aged 5-18 suffer at least 96,000 sports-related brain injuries yearly. As many as twenty percent of all high school football players sustain concussions annually. These brain injuries are especially troubling because teenage brain tissue is still developing. However, most high schools and colleges fail to provide athletes the kind of neuropsychological testing that is needed to assist in their recovery.

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