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How safe is high school football? i don't wanna be messed up in the head. i am so terribly worried about it i love football but fear a lot.

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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sports Injury: Every sports has the risk of injuries. How safe depends on how safe you play and proper use of the protective gears.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It is safer now: coaches are certified, helmet contact is forbidden and concussions are treated very seriously. Coach would tell us he wanted to hear helmets collide from top of stadium and drills banging helmets together, but I as future knew that was dangerous and refused, play safe and smart.

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