Soccer heading and post-concussion symptoms: Is there a link?

Takeaway

  • Soccer players with a high heading rate are less likely to suffer from post-concussion symptoms, sleep disorders, anxiety or depression than those with a low heading rate.

Why this matters

    Repetitive concussion has frequently been reported to produce a wide range of symptoms from clinical to biochemical. With soccer one of the most played games in the world, where heading the ball is a key aspect, it is important to understand if there is a negative impact on the players, and implement prevention strategies, if warranted.