Why Collision and Concussion Are Sports’ Twin Dangers

Danger signs are racking up in the world of sports about the long-term consequences of head injuries. From concussions to the routine heading of soccer balls, there’s mounting evidence that professional and amateur players risk paying a serious price later in life. Rugby player Steve Thompson, a World Cup winner for England in 2003, was recently diagnosed in his 40s with early onset dementia. It’s a growing concern not just for players, parents and high schools, but also for the leagues and ruli

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