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Limited contact in youth practices might reduce head injuries

Two universities announced a joint study that limiting contact at football practices could greatly reduce youth head injuries, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

The study, which is one of a handful released on youth football practices during the past six months, came to similar conclusions as a recent one by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The UPMC study also included a warning that reducing practice contact could limit the efforts to teach proper tackling techniques.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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