TORONTO — Injury prevention and education programs are being credited in part for the decline in spinal injuries among ice hockey players in Canada.
Soon-to-be published findings from the ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada, which keeps a registry of catastrophic spinal cord injuries, reveal the numbers have dropped considerably in recent years from peaks reached in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
The findings were presented Wednesday at the Safe Hockey Summit held at the Hockey Hall of Fame, where representatives from the medical community and hockey officials gathered to discuss concussions and spinal injuries.
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