Researchers estimate that shortening time spent on higher-risk drills by 15 minutes could help players avoid about 1,000 head impacts during their college careers.
A UF team has found that when college athletes with sports-related concussions cease activities immediately after injury, they miss about three fewer days of competition.
Concussions ended Aliyah Snyder’s dream of competing in the Olympics. Now this Ph.D. student is working to develop sports concussion assessment tools and raise community awareness.
UF will offer free baseline concussion tests for children ages 9 to 18 on Saturday, January 26 and Saturday, February 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at HealthStreet, 2401 S.W. Archer Rd., Gainesville.