‘Concussion Crisis’ impacting girls’ soccer
The number of girls suffering concussions in soccer accounts for the second largest amount of all concussions reported by young athletes, according to the American Journal of Sports Medicine. (Football tops the list.)
Concussions are more common in young girls than boys and heading the ball is the number one cause. I didn't realize it was such a big issue or that there was such a gender difference until I saw a TV news show where they interviewed several young girls who suffered from debilitating and constant headaches to the point where they were unable to leave their houses. The flopping in soccer really is unrelated to the issue of concussions.