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Teen girls at greater risk of football concussion as they are not taken off pitch

Teenage girls who play football are almost at double the risk of concussion because they are less likely to be removed from the pitch and treated straight away.

Researchers at Glasgow University compared injury data on 80,000 female and male high-school soccer players in the US. Sports-related concussion among female footballers was almost double - 1.88 times higher.

Teenage girls were less likely to be removed from play and took on average two days longer to recover from injury and return to play.

Male footballers were most often injured colliding with another player and were 1.5 times more likely to be removed from play on the day of injury. What is your view?

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