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Safety Should Be the Goal for Football Players

Published: September 2, 2009

Good coaching, right equipment can prevent serious head and neck injuries, doctors say

(HealthDay News) — Football fans and players may be excited about the start of the season, but everyone wins if players manage to avoid head injuries, experts say.

In 2008, only cycling caused more sports-related head injuries than football, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. And football is the third-leading sports-related cause for spinal cord injuries, after diving and cycling.