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Study: Fewer concussions in practice

Updated: June 6, 2013, 2:28 PM ET
By Stephania Bell | ESPN.com

Researchers in Pittsburgh, looking at football players ages 8-12, found significantly lower concussion risks during practices as compared to games in a study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics.

The study is among the first to formally examine the incidence of sports-related concussion among football players in this age group. It was conducted jointly by the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and funded by a grant from NFL Charities, ...

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