College Football Study: Players Need More Protection from Head Injury

August 4, 2015

"CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- Practice makes perfect, but could it also be dangerous? A group of University of Virginia researchers think so, especially when it comes to college football.

Currently, the NCAA does not regulate full-contact football practices, saying there's insufficient data on head impacts. However, after conducting a football season's worth of studies on UVa's own players, UVa researchers say they have proof more regulations are needed to protect players from frequent, or hard, hits during practice.

'We need to protect the athletes as they come up to protect the sport as a whole,' said neuroscience doctoral candidate Bryson Reynolds.

Reynolds was part of a team of researchers that studied the number and severity of subconcussions UVa players receive in a season."

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Posted on October 27, 2015 .