The Soccer Brain Injury Nexus

By Matthew Yglesias

Apparently playing soccer makes you dumb. Or, to be precise, heading the ball frequently leads to "mild to severe deficits in attention, concentration, and memory." Nevertheless, I think one has to assume that, all things considered, this is still a safer pursuit for your kid than American football.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2007/09/the-soccer-brain-injury-nexus/46259/