Monday, June 10, 2013

A systematic video analysis of National Hockey League (NHL) concussions, part II: how concussions occur in the NHL

A systematic video analysis of National Hockey League (NHL) concussions, part II: how concussions occur in the NHL

....The predominant mechanism of concussion was consistently characterized by player-to-opponent contact, typically directed to the head by the shoulder, elbow or gloves. Also, several important characteristics were apparent: (1) contact was often to the lateral aspect of the head; (2) the player who suffered a concussion was often not in possession of the puck and (3) no penalty was called on the play.....
     

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