Women may be at higher risk of basketball concussions

Smiling High school Student taking a concussion test on a desktop computer

By: Bobby Oler

Basketball actually is the number two cause of concussions in the United States behind football,” CoxHealth sports medicine specialist Dr. Shannon Woods said.

That’s a distinction some basketball coaches weren’t aware of.

“We don’t worry a lot about concussions most of the time,” Walnut Grove girls basketball coach Rory Henry said. The Walnut Grove girls basketball team has been to the state final four six years in a row. “You just think about football when that stuff goes on.”

But just a week ago, Missouri State forward Audrey Holt called it a career following her 14th concussion.


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