Association between age of first exposure to American football and concussion clinical measures

Takeaway

  • Longer childhood and adolescent player exposure to American football was not associated with worse clinical outcomes following concussion in college, and earlier estimated age of first exposure (eAFE) was not associated with extended concussion recovery.

Why this matters

    Studies are inconclusive regarding the impact of AFE to American football and neurocognitive function. Understanding these relationships will potentially aid in prevention and managing clinical outcomes in athletes.