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Prep lacrosse players risk concussions

High school lacrosse players in action in a game
With over 170,000 students now playing high school lacrosse, more and more are being exposed to injuries during practice and competition, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health and the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
The study found high school lacrosse players experienced 1,406 injuries over the four academic years from 2008 through 2012. More than 22 percent of those were concussions, making it the second most common injury diagnosis behind sprains and strains.

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