Girls Playing Soccer are 5% more Likely to Receive Brain Injury

Over the past two decades sports injuries have more than doubled and have caused youth and adults severe and deadly injuries. Since women are adapting as we know it the phrase “play like a girl” is a thing of the past and has driven the meaning of sports up a notch. Women are just as involved in every sport as Men and play just as aggressive.

A 2017 study by the American Academy of Orthopedic Study discovered that high school girls have a significantly higher concussion rate than boys. This is mostly female soccer players and the rate is higher than any associated including football, and even boxing.

Soccer has more than 265 million players worldwide and is the only sport that uses your head to advance the ball. This profuse routine is the potential cause of chronic and traumatic brain injuries.

Injuries like concussions are usually overlooked in soccer but hits to the head from the ball or even mishaps where two girls jump up and collide heads together cause for serious closed head injuries.

Types Of Closed Head Injuries

  • Concussion
  • Brain Contusion
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Intracranial Hematoma

I Tim Misny have represented victims of closed head injuries for over 37 years across the United States, and I know that the consequences of a SINGLE blow to the head can be utterly devastating and let alone the repeated physical damage.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact my office immediately. As your Ohio car accident attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at or call at 877-944-4373.


Catastrophic Injuries