Concussion, Concussions, Soccer, Sports

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Dr. Robert Cantu gives his take on U.S. Soccer’s new player safety initiative to remove and reduce heading the ball on the youth level in order to prevent concussions.

The big news in youth soccer this week was U.S. Soccer’s new rules that headers would not be allowed for ages 10 and younger and will be reduced in practices from ages 11 to 13. I spoke to Dr. Robert Cantu, a professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the Boston University School of Medicine. Cantu is one of the U.S.’s leading experts on concussions in sports. Here is what he had to say on the topic:

Source: Q&A: Dr. Robert Cantu on new U.S. Soccer youth heading, safety initiative – Planet Futbol – SI.com