9.12.16: Surge in ER visits for injuries, concussions from soccer
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says that soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms.
Many cases are kids with concussions needing urgent medical care.
The findings are based on 25 years of data. Researchers and sports medicine experts believe the growing number of cases reflect not only soccer’s growing popularity, but also a greater awareness about concussions and their potential risks.