Only 7% of youth and adult baseball and softball athletes who were admitted to the emergency department for traumatic brain injuries were wearing helmets, researchers reported in the journal Frontiers in Neurology. The findings, based on a review of 29 studies involving about 243,000 baseball- and softball-related TBIs from youth and professional leagues between 1982 and 2015, also showed that TBIs were most commonly caused by being hit with a bat among those ages 5 to 9 and by being hit with a ball among those ages 10 and older.
Review: Few baseball, softball players use helmets
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