by AJ Barbosa
Though concussions are more prevalent in sports such as hockey and football, they’re still a growing problem amongst all other sports, including soccer. Organizations across the country, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, are focusing their efforts toward educating coaches and trainers on identifying concussion symptoms.
According to a 2011 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the symptoms of concussions vary across the board. Headaches are the most common, followed by signs of dizziness and difficulty concentrating. Only 4.2 percent of concussed participants reported losing consciousness, which backs up previous research that indicates concussions aren’t commonly sustained when someone loses consciousness.