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Illegal 'Body Checking' in Ice Hockey Can Cause Serious Injuries

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  • Nearly 90% of all injuries during amateur ice hockey games are caused by reckless or illegal collisions between opponents.
  • Many experts recommend that ice hockey rules be more strictly enforced or that "body checking" be banned altogether from amateur play.
  • Equipment does not always protect players from injuries, which commonly include cervical spine injuries and concussions.

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