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Minor League Bodychecking Drastically Increasing Injuries

From CBC News:

Minor league hockey players were 10 times as likely to suffer a brain injury since bodychecking was first allowed for nine and 10-year-olds, a Canadian study finds.

Dr. Michael Cusimano of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and his co-authors reviewed records of more than 8,500 boys aged six to 17 who went to one of five hospital emergency departments in Ontario for hockey-related injuries from 1994 to 2004.

More than half of the hockey-related injuries reported, 4,460 or 52 per cent, were the result of bodychecking, the researchers said in Tuesday’s issue of the journal Open Medicine.

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How were they ever able to tear themselves away from the groundbreaking study to prove that water is wet?

Posted by Garth on 03/15/11 at 09:39 PM ET

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