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Young Football Players Take Adult-Size Hits

Young Football Players Take Adult-Size Hits
Posted September 26th, 2013 @ 10:45am by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A new study on the dangers of football might give pause to parents in pee-wee leagues. Researchers say that, relatively speaking, the hits absorbed by kids as young as 7 have the same impact as those delivered by teens and adults on their own peers, reports the New York Times. What's more, the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest study found that kids in youth leagues take a lot of hits, with most coming during practice. “The number of hits and magnitude was a lot higher than people would have estimated," says one of the researchers. "When we present it to the parents, everyone is surprised.”

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