Scientists studying most dangerous soccer brain injuries

Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers have found that the most dangerous injuries in soccer comes not from accidental impacts, but intentional ones. Their study suggests that concussions come most frequently from players who head soccer balls often. In working with scientists from other institutions, the researchers found that heading caused detrimental effects to several areas of brain functioning, whereas accidental head impacts had none.

The scientists shared information and collaborated on the study using NYSERNet’s R&E network.