HOT BLAST: Football players aren't the only athletes susceptible to concussions
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker celebrates his touchdown in front of Tennessee Titans strong safety Bernard Pollard Sunday in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker celebrates his touchdown in front of Tennessee Titans strong safety Bernard Pollard Sunday in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Fans of the Denver Broncos are concerned today for their star receiver Wes Welker, who suffered a concussion during Sunday's game. There's even controversy concerning league procedures for ensuring the health of players who suffer head injuries.

Seems like every week we hear about serious head injuries as an out-of-control problem for football. However, when it comes to concussions football is not the only sport with problems. Slate reports:

Football may have the highest number of concussions by sport because of the roster size, but many other sports see higher occurrence rates per athletic exposure. According to a National Academy of Sciences report released last month, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling, ice hockey, and basketball have all proved about as dangerous or more so than football in recent years.

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