Soccer Injuries Grow

soccerThe number of U.S. kids being sent to ERs with soccer injuries has soared as of late, a trend driven in part by young players seeking urgent medical care for concussions, a study found. The increase can be attributed to soccer’s growing popularity and greater awareness of concussions and their potential risks. Coaches and parents might be seeking treatment for symptoms often downplayed in the past. The trend emphasizes a need for safety education, injury prevention and proper techniques in youth soccer.