In a surprising article from University of Iowa Health Care, researchers report that “youth flag football may not be safer than tackle football.” They compiled results after studying both flag and tackle players numbering about 3,800. Results showed injuries overall to be more likely in youth flag football. Additionally, severe injuries including concussion were statistically the same for both flag and tackle.
Click here for the University of Iowa Health Care report in Science Daily.
Click here for full results were published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.