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Soccer Might Make Us Dumber

Why, when we know risk of injury, do we keep on playing sports? Every day I hear something like this: "Doc, how soon can I get back to playing soccer?" This can be a question from somebody with significant cartilage damage, torn ligaments and arthritis at the age 30, after having had six operations for both knees.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

There are two solutions to the problem of heading in soccer.  First, outlaw heading.  Second is to make sure every soccer player is taking adequate levels of fish oil to reduce the neuroinflammation caused by heading.


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