UF study: Playing with concussion backfires

A new University of Florida study says trying to play through concussion symptoms backfires for college athletes.

A team of UF Health researchers looked at concussion data on UF athletes from 2008-2015 and found that athletes who delayed reporting a concussion to “play through it” missed an average of five to seven more days away from their sport in order to recover than athletes who reported symptoms right away.

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