n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Head injuries - let's face the facts : editorial

Volume 23, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



I have just read an interesting article that describes how concussion and other head injuries are becoming a national epidemic in America, where 1.7 million people are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury every year. This number is increasing, not because the sporting environment is becoming more dangerous, but because there is a greater awareness of the consequences of concussion and therefore more cases are reported.

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