Concussion as a Precursor to Musculoskeletal Injuries in Male and Female College Athletes : A Data Analysis of Concussions
Breedlove, Katherine M.
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Previous work by Kerr et al. noted that college athletes that sustain a concussion will have a higher probability of sustaining a musculoskeletal injury six months post-concussion, as compared to non-concussed athletes. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a concussion on the risk for musculoskeletal injuries for collegiate female and male athletes, six months post-concussion. This is different than previous studies. This study looked at all musculoskeletal injuries that occur within six months of their last concussion. Other studies have only focused on either the upper or lower extremity injuries.