After West Ham United player Daniel Potts was taken to a hospital after a collision in a recent match, FIFA president Sepp Blatter took to social media to discuss how his organization is dealing with concussion issues.
“Best wishes & quick recovery to Dan Potts. Concussion in football is a big issue that FIFA is taking very seriously,” Blatter said on his Twitter account.
Because soccer is a contact sport, not a collision sport like football, it has received less attention when it comes to brain injuries and concussion issues. However, a recent study determined that soccer players who head the ball regularly could be at risk for brain injuries, even if they’ve never been concussed. While the results are not conclusive, it serves as part of a growing body of research on the potential dangers faced by soccer players.
– Marcas Grant, contributing editor