ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- While our kids aren't competing in the World Cup, local doctors still want us to be aware of concussions.
Soccer is the number two sport when it comes to concussions, after football. Dr. Jeffrey Royce says he's seen some younger kids getting as many as four concussions. He says many people don't realize their symptoms on or off the field.
"Half of the concussions get missed because everyone's looking for the big hit, they're looking for the player to be unconscious on the field and they're not. usually in soccer the leading cause of concussion is head to head contact."
Royce says concussions are a traumatic brain injury... Which can cause problems with kids' memory and attention.