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PBS NewsHour | Young Football Players Take Big-League Hits to Head | PBS

Duration: 12:52
Program: PBS NewsHour #10296
Broadcast Date: Apr. 2, 2012

Virginia Tech researchers placed helmets with sensors on 7- and 8-year-old football players and collected data on more than 750 hits to the head over a season. The findings are the first quantitative study of the acceleration and risk that young brains face in youth football. Special correspondent Stone Phillips reports.

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Post Date: April 2, 2012