Why are there so few concussions in Italy?
As a result of a number of factors, Italy’s national football team is now in a league of its own, with a player from each team reporting only four concussions per 100,000 minutes played.
According to a report by Italian news site Mediaset, Italy has recorded an average of just one concussion per 100 million minutes played this season.
That’s a massive drop from last year, when the country recorded 16 such concussions a game.
Despite the reduction in numbers, Italy remains one of the most highly concussed nations in Europe.
The country also remains the only nation to have an average number of concussions during each of the past three seasons, with 13 in 2017 and 16 in 2018.
Despite Italy’s record number of concussion-related injuries, it still remains one the least-contested football nations in the world.
While the numbers have been reduced, it’s still a far cry from the number of incidents reported in other nations.
This is a problem that needs to be addressed by a global effort.
In the US, the National Concussion Association has called for the introduction of a national concussion registry, which would help prevent unnecessary concussions and help improve the quality of training and treatment for players.
“The data show that this is a crisis and that we need to take a long hard look at the way we treat our athletes, coaches and medical professionals,” said NCA president David Canter.
“We need to consider the possibility of changing our culture of the sport.
We need to start thinking about the risks and the benefits of being able to treat our players in the way that is best for them, without having to worry about the possibility that they might not survive.”
The Italian football association is expected to announce a national strategy for preventing concussions next month, as it seeks to better identify the causes of the disease.