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Concussions

1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur each year.

  • Football is the most common sport with concussion risk for males (75% chance for concussion)
  • Soccer is the most common sport with concussion risk for females (50% chance for concussion)
  • 78% of concussions occur during games as opposed to practices.

Symptoms = Headache (85%) and Dizziness (70-80%) are the most commonly reported symptoms immediately following concussions.

  • Impact speed of professional boxers punch = 20mph
  • Impact speed of football player tackling stationary player = 25mph
  • Impact speed of soccer ball being kicked by a player = 70mph
  • Impact speed of baseball being thrown = 100+mph

A professional football player will receive an estimated 900-1500 blows to the head during a season.

An estimated 47% of athletes do NOT report feeling any symptoms after a concussive blow.