ERIC Number: EJ636265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Heading in Soccer: Integral Skill or Grounds for Cognitive Dysfunction?
Kirkendall, Donald T.; Garrett, William E., Jr.
Journal of Athletic Training, v36 n3 p328-33 Jul-Sep 2001
Discusses how purposeful heading of soccer balls and head injuries affect soccer players' cognitive dysfunction. Cognitive deficits may occur for many reasons. Heading cannot be blamed when details of the actual event and impact are unknown. Concussions are the most common head injury in soccer and a factor in cognitive deficits and are probably the mechanism of the reported dysfunction. (SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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