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Girls five times more likely than boys to return to play the same day after soccer concussion, says study

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Girls with concussions from soccer are more likely than boys to get right back on the field.

A new study from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital looked at 87 children treated for a soccer-related concussion.

About half of the girls returned to a game or practice the same day as their injury, compared to just 17% of the boys.

Researchers said this is concerning because ignoring a concussion can prolong recovery and worsen symptoms.

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