Pediatric providers working in emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children ages 5–18 for sports-related head injuries each year. Approximately 3 million youth are playing tackle football today in the United States. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Judy Beal, explains evolving evidence about the dangers of youth tackle football.
Judy A. Beal is a Professor and Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The author declares no conflicts of interest.