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It’s Not Just Football: Other college athletes are actually more likely to suffer concussions.

But as researchers and policy makers know, concussions aren’t only a danger in football—in fact, football isn’t even the sport in which they present the greatest risk, at least in terms of frequency.

Football may have the highest number of concussions by sport because of the roster size, but many other sports see higher occurrence rates per athletic exposure. According to a National Academy of Sciences report released last month, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling, ice hockey, and basketball have all proved about as dangerous or more so than football in recent years.

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