July 18, 2013
Bodychecking Rules Don’t Reduce Concussions In Elite Hockey
2009-2010 NHL season saw fewer head injuries than later seasons, despite rule changes
Recent changes in hockey rules regulating contact to the head have not reduced the number of concussions suffered by players during National Hockey League (NHL) season, according to research published July 17 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Cusimano and colleagues from the Injury Prevention Research Office at St. Michael's Hospital, Canada.
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