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Barrow Study: Fewer Arizona Parents Let Kids Play Football, Fewer Kids Choose To Play

Fewer Arizona parents are willing to let their kids play football, and fewer kids are choosing to play sports like football and soccer, over concerns about concussions.

Those are among the findings of a new study by Barrow Neurological Institute.

The Show spoke with Dr. Javier Cardenas, director of the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, about the results.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.