Injury statistics from 40,000 teenage girls playing soccer in Michigan, and the largest number of teenage boys, form the basis for new conclusions about concussions in youth soccer.
When the results of the collaboration between the University of Glasgow of Scotland, American University of Pennsylvania and Michigan State University were presented this week, it was evident:
Girls have a much higher risk of concussion on the soccer field than boys, other Britons have written BBC. More specifically, the risk is 1.88 times greater.
Total amount More than 1,500 concussions in the study group over a three-year period.
On your website The University of Glasgow notes that girls’ concussions often occur differently from those of boys.
While the male The soccer players in the study often self-inflicted collision with another player, and the soccer players often suffered a concussion after touching the ball or goal.
“We need to think less about collisions and more about communication,” one of the study’s authors and professor emeritus at the University of Glasgow, Willie Stewart, told the BBC.
The threshold is lower for girls. There may be value in attitudes about sex and education when it comes to concussions in this age group.
exactly the contrary One British American research showed Study Swedish football from Lund University As recently as last year, men and women have had a concussion in equal measure. But this poll was based on elite players, and the base was smaller (1,000 players, in one season).
However, the two studies have one thing in common:
Women seem to experience more concussions, and the recovery takes longer.
Recent study Young high school-age players in the United States show that girls, on average, needed two days more than boys before they returned to the field. Boys are also usually replaced more often than girls with a concussion, so they can start recovering earlier.
Willie Stewart told the University of Glasgow website: “Given that we know how important it is to transfer a player suspected of having a concussion directly from the pitch, it is remarkable that it seems more likely on the part of the boys.”
Associate Abigail Pretzen, Active at the University of Pennsylvania, and adds:
This is the first study that looks in detail at gender differences in how concussions behave in teenage football.
Differences in recovery time It could – perhaps – have hormonal explanations, the researchers write according to the BBC. But it’s not clear why the risk of developing a concussion increases. According to the study, girls may be more likely to report symptoms, but researchers also do not rule out, for example, that poor neck strength increases the risk of nodding.
In the United States of America, gesture training is prohibited for children up to the age of ten, and it is limited to the age group of 11-13 years. In the UK, the recommendations apply rather than the ban, just as they do in Sweden – where the Swedish Football Association recommends that children under the age of 13 not practice gesticulating.
Gestures, concussion Head injuries have been widely discussed in football in recent years, not least since head and neck problems ended Swedish soccer star Lotta Schilin’s career or since research showed that the probability of dying prematurely from dementia is 3.5 times greater than in previous football. Players Compared to the Common Man (This study was also conducted by Willie Stewart, University of Glasgow).
At the same time, it is important to distinguish between infant and elite sports, Henrik Zetterberg, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Gothenburg, told DN:
– As an adult, the ball gesture is completely harmless, if you can handle the ball with your tensed neck muscles.