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Comment & Response
October 2014

Concerns About Concussion Rates in Female Youth Soccer

Author Affiliations
  • 1Albany Medical College, Latham, New York
  • 2Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

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JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(10):967-968. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.783

To the Editor We are writing in response to the excellent article published in a recent issue of JAMA Pediatrics by O’Kane et al.1 The authors’ concern for the risk of concussion among middle-school–aged female soccer players matches that from our own clinical experience and is an important addition to sports medicine literature. The article provides strong support for a relatively high incidence rate of concussion among this population and recognizes a worrisome reluctance to seek medical attention in many injured players.

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