There are many places we can mine data to put the pieces of the concussion puzzle together. Often it is focused on the gridiron, naturally because of the nature of the sport. The other obvious place to conduct live testing is hockey and rugby, but those are not the only places where valuable research can be done.
In fact, there may be a conglomerate of athletes that can and do sustain a high number of brain injuries; we have highlighted this section of athletics before. Even the Olympic version of action sports has its issues with concussions, ask Lindsey Vonn.
There is a team of athletic training students and professors from Weber State that are devoting their time not only to treat the mundane injuries of broken legs and arms but also gain experience and insight into concussions; Continue reading