Shape Of Ones Head Make Them MORE Susceptible To Concussion?

Oct 5, 2013

Another parent indicated her physician told her that the shape of a child's head makes them more susceptible to concussion in sports. I have not been able to find anything regarding this correlation on the internet.

We are talking about helmeted sports. Football and skiing.

Any direction for stats or research regarding the shape of one's head making them MORE susceptible to concussion?

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