PBS NewsHour Young Football Players Take Big-League Hits to Head
A Hard-Hitting Story: Young Football Players Take Big-League Hits to Head Details
Program: PBS NewsHour
Episode: Young Football Players Take Big-League Hits to Head
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.
Premiere Date: 04/02/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: E
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