Young athletes pressured into hiding concussion symptoms

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Youth leagues in a variety of sports have taken steps toward protecting young athletes from sports-related brain injuries, and early data suggests those efforts are working. According to a recent study in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, however, young hockey players are often being pressured into hiding concussion symptoms.

"Teenage hockey players often do not report their concussion," said lead author Michael Cusimano, MD, PhD, of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, as quoted by Fox News Health.

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