Young athletes’ brains are changed by sports-related concussions.

In Brain Injury, Brain Science, Memory and Learning by Brainy Days Ahead

Seventeen (17) high school and college football players who experienced a sports-related concussion underwent MRI brain scans to assess concussion symptoms, balance problems, and cognitive impairment, or memory and thinking problems. Those who had more severe symptoms at the time of the concussion were more likely to have alterations in the brain’s white matter six months later.