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SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Concussions in young athletes on the rise

September 12, 2010
Salem News

According to a September 2010 report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the number of high school athletes taken to hospital ERs due to sports-related concussions has doubled over the last ten yearsAn elbow to the head, a collision with another athlete, a blow from a ball, a tackle or a fall are all some of the reasons why an estimated 10 percent of athletes participating in contact sports suffer a concussion each season.

 
 
 

 

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