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In youth hockey, more contact means more injuries

Number of concussions tripled in leagues that permit checking

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4:14pm, June 8, 2010

Children playing ice hockey in leagues that allow body checking have more concussions and other injuries than do youngsters in leagues that prohibit checking, a Canadian study of preteens shows. The work appears in the June 9 Journal of the American Medical Association.

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