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Concussions Becoming a Concern in Basketball

from the Colorado Springs Gazette

Air Force men's basketball’s surprising problem with concussions this season has to be attributable, at least in part, to bad luck. The Falcons have had six players suffer concussions. The program has never seen concussion numbers that high. Although poor fortune is a reason, concussions aren’t just for football. Basketball has seen its players get bigger and faster, just like football, and head injuries have increased. In a National Athletic Trainers’ Association study from 1988-2004, there was a 65 percent increase in head injuries suffered during NCAA games from the first three years of the study to the last three years. more

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