When we think of sport-related concussions, football probably comes to mind, and rightly so. Football leads almost every other sport in most studies looking at rates of these traumatic brain injuries.

They can occur in other sports too, and athletes and parents must recognize that fact.

Sports with significant numbers of concussions

Soccer, hockey, rugby, cheerleading and other sports present risks for these injuries. Both male and female athletes can suffer these traumatic brain injuries. Therefore, everyone involved in sports needs to recognize the signs and symptoms of these injuries and take the appropriate steps to treat the injured athlete.

Also read:
Take concussions in girls’ sports seriously
Do parents understand concussions and their importance?

Football isn’t the only sports where brain injuries occur

In this video, I discuss some of the risks in sports other than football. I also emphasize why these injuries are so important for parents, coaches and the athletes themselves.

Concussions can occur in cheerleading