A new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics is reporting that high school and college football players are more likely to suffer concussions in practice more than during games.
- In youth games, 54 percent of concussions happened during games.
- In high school and college, just 42 percent of concussions happened during games, with 58 percent during practices.
- Overall, college students had the highest rate of concussions during games, with 3.74 per 1,000 games compared to 2.01 for high schoolers and 2.38 for youths. High schoolers had the highest rates during practices.
The study was conducted over the 2012 and 2013 seasons for 118 youth football teams, 96 high school programs and 24 college teams.