U.S. researchers looked at 43,742 hours of soccer practice or game time among 351 female middle-school athletes and found 59 concussions occurred. The average concussion rate among these young athletes exceeded rates reported in studies of girls playing soccer in high school and college, according to the study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Among the girls who suffered a concussion, fewer than 50% sought medical attention and more than 58% continued to play while experiencing symptoms.

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