Case ReportIntracranial Arteriovenous Malformation in a College Football Player and Return-to-Play ConsiderationsSmith, Michael S. MD, PharmD*; Friedman, William A. MD†; Smith, Kristy B. MD‡; Pass, Anthony N. Sr MEd, ATC, LAT, CSCS§; Clugston, James R. MD, MS‡Author Information *Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation; †Department of Neurosurgery; ‡Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; and §Athletic Association, Texas Tech University. Corresponding Author: Michael S. Smith, MD, PharmD, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Florida, 3450 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The authors report no conflicts of interest to disclose. Received February 15, 2013 Accepted October 14, 2013 Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: November 2014 - Volume 24 - Issue 6 - p e62-e64 doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000058 Buy Metrics Abstract Abstract: The reported prevalence rates of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the general population range from 0.001% to 0.50%. The following case describes the initial presentation of hemorrhage from an intracranial AVM in an 18-year-old college football player. It also discusses treatment of the AVM with stereotactic radiosurgery and successful return to football 17 months after radiosurgery (18.5 months after initial presentation). It is the first published description of return to contact sports after stereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial AVM. Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.