Assessing short-term neurological effects of soccer headers

Kristy Arbogast and a team of CHOP Center for Injury Research and Prevention investigators assessed the short-term neurological effects of “headers” and head kinematics using an instrumented mouthguard in youth athletes.

“There were no neurophysiological deficits for either heading group or significant differences from controls at either post-heading timepoint, and therefore, a bout of repeated headers did not result in changes in the neurophysiological measures evaluated in this study.”