Post-concussion syndrome keeps Illinois prep soccer goalie out of school for more than two years

"After suffering three concussions in a three-year span, former soccer star Britt Payton hasn't been able to return to Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard West High since his freshman year. He hopes to return in the fall. As a senior. Payton's harrowing battle against a rare post-concussion syndrome that has lasted years is chronicled wonderfully by John Keilman of the Chicago Tribune. It began in February 2011, when Payton took a kick to the face while attempting to preserve a shutout as a 15-year-old goalkeeper for his club soccer team, according to the Tribune. He suffered another concussion a few months earlier and...
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Study: 1 in 5 Ontario teens reports a serious brain injury

"A new Canadian study is painting a frightening picture of head injuries among teenagers, finding that serious blows to the brain are occurring more often than thought. The study found that one in five teens in Ontario has had a concussion or another brain injury in their lifetime that was serious enough to leave them unconscious for five minutes or to send them to hospital overnight. As well, a total of 5.6 per cent reported they had had a concussion or significant brain injury in the past year." - read more -source: CTV News...
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