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Study: Concussion Claims Increase By 43 Percent Over 6 Year Period

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new study suggests young football players are still getting head injuries at an alarming rate.

Blue Cross Blue Shield says the company’s insurance claims for concussions increased by 43 percent over a six year period ending in 2015.

They also saw a 71 percent spike in reported concussions for kids between the ages of 10 and 19.

Most of these claims were reported during the fall, just as football season kicks off.


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