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Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered concussion in Champions League final

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a concussion in the Champions League final against Real Madrid that may have impacted his performance, Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed on Monday. Karius, 24, made two crucial mistakes which contributed to  Real Madrid's 3-1 victory in Kiev after being floored in a collision with Madrid's Sergio Ramos while defending a corner prior to Madrid's first goal early in the second half. Liverpool's medical team were concerned about the possibility of Karius suffering a…

After concussion, teen girls may take longer to heal than boys

NEW YORK: Female adolescent athletes may take more than twice as long to recover from concussions as their male counterparts, a small study suggests. Researchers examined data on 110 male and 102 female athletes, ranging in age from 11 to 18 years, who sustained their first concussion while participating in sports. Half of the girls reported still having symptoms at least 28 days after sustaining a concussion, while half of the boys no longer had symptoms after 11 days, the study found. “We have known for at least…

US high school soccer concussions on the rise

WASHINGTON: As soccer has soared in popularity in recent decades, concussion rates for youth players have also surged, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on high school soccer players from 2005 to 2014 and found non-concussion injury rates declined for boys and were little changed for girls. But concussions increased in both male and female players. The significant rise in concussion rates “could be mainly due to a better recognition of concussion by medical and coaching staff,” study leader Dr. Morteza…

Brain wave: using sound to diagnose concussion

PARIS: From blows to the head on the sports field, to car crashes and playground falls, concussion is a common brain injury notoriously difficult to diagnose -- until now, researchers said Thursday. A US-based team unveiled a fast, portable and reliable test measuring differences in brain activity in response to sound. "Our measure... can take the guesswork out of concussion diagnosis," study co-author Nina Kraus of Northwestern University in the United States, told AFP. "We have found that concussions disrupt how…

WATCH: Australia’s Voges suffers concussion after hit by bouncer

SYDNEY: Struggling Australia batsman Adam Voges suffered concussion after he was struck on the helmet by a bouncer on Thursday, ruling him out of a domestic game and dealing a blow to his Test chances. The 37-year-old needed runs in Western Australia's Sheffield Shield clash with Tasmania in Perth to salvage his Test spot after a highest score of 47 in his last 10 innings. But the sickening impact from a Cameron Stevenson bouncer saw him sink to the ground before gingerly walking off minutes later, with each arm…