Frontier Junior Still Feels Physical, Emotional Effects from a Concussion Suffered During Soccer Last Spring

The Sun—October 23, 2015

The Sun, a Hamburg, New York-based newspaper reports on Frontier High School Junior Taylor Wood, whose was diagnosed with her third concussion in and that kept her out of school until September 2015. Following a header injury while playing for the Hamburg Monarchs Soccer Club, Wood started home instruction after experiencing persistent headaches. Wood was later diagnosed with a concussion, one that will leave her unable to play a contact sport in the future.

"If the neck muscles aren’t well developed, that definitely makes you more prone to getting a concussion," said Erin Manning, MD, a physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery who specializes in neuromuscular and sports neurology. "And it is even more of a concern with girls because they have less neck-muscle development than boys do."


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