Study: Less physically mature hockey players have prolonged concussion symptoms

Research by Dr. Peter Kriz of Hasbro Children's Hospital found that less physically mature male hockey players took on average 54 days – 21 days or nearly 40 percent longer – to recover compared to more physically mature players. / COURTESY LIFESPAN
PROVIDENCE – A study led by a Hasbro Children’s Hospital sports medicine physician found that male student ice hockey players in earlier pubertal stages had a significantly increased risk of prolonged symptoms from concussion compared with advanced pubertal and post-pubescent players. Research by Dr. Peter Kriz found that less physically mature players took on average…

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