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  1. In the USA, where concussion knowledge is more prevalent, only 1 in 6 concussions are diagnosed. (1)
  2. In AFL - It is estimated that there are 5–6 players who suffer a concussion for every 1000 hours spent on the field, meaning there are 6–7 concussions per team during one season. (2)
  3. In Rugby -  Concussion rates are measured at 1 in every 21 matches (1.2 per 1000 hours). This amounts to roughly 5–7 concussions per team per season (3)
  4. 90% of most diagnosed concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness (4)
  5. 33% of all sports concussions happen at practice (5)
  6. Soccer is the highest concussion causing sport for females. (6)
  7. Did you know that the impact speed of a professional boxer punch = 20mph and the impact speed of a soccer ball headed by a player = 70mph. (7)

 

 

 

1) http://concussionfoundation.org/

2) http://www.jocn-journal.com/article/S0967-5868(11)00441-3/abstract

3) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40279-014-0233-3

4 & 5) http://www.headcasecompany.com/concussion_info/stats_on_concussions_sports

6) http://www.medstarsportsmedicine.org/research/which-youth-sports-cause-the-most-concussions/#q={}

7) http://www.concussiontreatment.com/concussionfacts.html