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NFL-Backed Youth Safety Program Doesn't Reduce Concussions, Analysis Shows

Youth tackle football programs are still injury-prone despite implementing NFL-endorsed safety program.
Youth tackle football programs are still injury-prone despite implementing NFL-endorsed safety program. Photo Credit: Stock

Youth football players are just as likely to suffer concussions and other injuries despite implementing an NFL-endorsed safety program, according to the New York Times.

Heads Up Football claimed its 2015 study shows a steep reduction in concussions and injuries but an independent analysis shows otherwise, according to the New York Times.

The analysis shows Heads Up Football had no verifiable effect on concussions and even less on injuries, according to the New York Times.

Heads Up Football was launched in 2012 to address parents' growing concerns about the dangers of the sport, according to the New York Times.

Click here for the New York Times story.

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