Young Football Players Take Big-League Hits to Head

This story has implications for all of us who played football when we were young, PBS NewsHour: A Hard-Hitting Story: Young Football Players Take Big-League Hits to Head. New scrutiny is being applied to the impact to head injuries in football.

Description: Virginia Tech researchers placed helmets with sensors on 7- and 8-year-old football players and collected data on more than 750 hits to the head over a season. The findings are the first quantitative study of the acceleration and risk that young brains face in youth football. Special correspondent Stone Phillips reports.

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