Rise in lower extremity injuries possible result of new concussion prevention rules

NCAA tackling rule changes that penalize head to head contact, and encourage tackling of the lower extremity have had some proven impacts in collegiate football. However, according to researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day, an unintended consequence of these rule changes may be higher rates of knee, ankle and thigh injuries. —> Read More

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