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Pint-Size Football Players Take Big-League Hits

  • Aired: 03/27/2012
  • 12:14
  • Rating: E
Virginia Tech researchers placed helmets with sensors on 7- and 8-year-old football players and collected data on more than 750 hits to the head over a season. The findings are the first quantitative study of the acceleration and risk that young brains face in youth football. Special correspondent Stone Phillips reports.
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