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Washington Study Finds Girls Frequently Play Soccer with Concussion Symptoms

Concussions are common among middle-school girls who play soccer, and most girls continue playing through their symptoms, according to a study by the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine. “Young athletes who get a concussion tend to underreport or minimize it because they don’t want to be taken out of play,” said senior author Dr. Melissa Schiff, professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health and the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. “Unless they tell their coach about it, coaches aren’t aware of what happened.”