CONCUSSION WAS THE 2nd MOST COMMON INJURY in games.
Concussions represented 24% of all injuries in youth and high school players according to a 2012 study.
GAMES vs PRACTICE: Athletes were 5.7 times more likely to be injured with a concussion in a game compared to practice in a 2017 study.
GIRLS vs BOYS: The rate of concussion was 73% higher in high school girls soccer in a 2012 study, and in another study, 60% higher in high school girls over the period of 2005 to 2014.
MECHANISM OF INJURY: 50% of all concussions were a result of impact to the side of the head in a 2013 study of university athletes. 40% of all concussions were a result of head contact with the head of another player in the same study.
HEADING: Heading was the most common activity associated with concussions in high school soccer players in a study published in 2015 and represented 31% of concussions in boys and 25% in girls.
The most frequent mechanism of concussion during heading was athlete-to-athlete contact between players - 78% in boys and 61% in girls.
So it seems that heading in soccer is a concussion danger zone due to head collisions with other players.