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Heads Up, World Cup

HEADS UP, WORLD CUP: AN INFOGRAPHIC REVISITING HEAD INJURIES FROM THE 2014 WORLD CUP. Heads Up WORID CUP 23 Christoph Kramer On the world's biggest stage 23-year-old Christoph Kramer was blindsided by an Argentine player during the final match. 2014 A shoulder to the head sent him to the ground. Despite appearing dazed, Kramer attempted to the field for another 10 minutes before return needing an escort off the field. In the US, soccer is rising in popularity and producing the second highest incidence of concussions among high school sports according to one report.* I'm okay. Let me PLAY! 2zz... CONCUSSIONS BY SPORT 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR* Alvaro Pereira Football Uruguay midfielder Alvaro Pereira appeared to be totally unconscious after a knee to the head from England's Raheem Sterling during Group Play. Soccer Basketball Girls After he regained consciousness, Pereira argued his way back onto the field and completed the game. Boys Wrestling 3Ок 6ок 90K 120K 150K 4 14 Argentina had a few players who experienced blows to the head during the 2014 tournament: Gonzalo Higuain took a nasty lick from Argentine keeper Manual Neuer in the final game vs. Germany. Both Pablo Zabeleta and Javier Mascherano played through serious blows to the head during in the semifinals. Gonzalo Higuain Pablo Zabeleta Javier Mascherano SAME TEAM BROI owww! Bruno Martins Indi 13 The Netherlands defender was carted off after a head injury vs. Australia. Bruno's injury may have seemed less violent than some of the others, highlighting how important it is that FIFA officials are able to recognize symptoms vs."flops." Jermaine Jones Clint Dempsey US favorites Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey both sustained head blows during group play. Jones collided with another US teammate the face. These may not have been concussions, but it was the beginning of the media attention of head injury and player safety for FIFA. "[We asked for] urgent talks and immediate assurances that FIFA can while Dempsey received a kick to guarantee the safety of the players." - FIFPro (players union) More info at: * CIRP 2011-12 Translation Example 7 banyan Infographics are just one of the ways we leverage science to create change for good.

Heads Up, World Cup

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As concussions and player safety became a major sub plot in the World Cup we couldn’t resist creating this visual summary of the most notable head injuries and outcomes. Let’s hope FIFA will rem...


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