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Olympic gold medal winner: Don't forget soccer in head injury prevention

Former Olympic goalkeeper Briana Scurry, who suffered a career-ending head injury in 2010, criticized sports officials for failing to protect athletes in all sports during a congressional hearing Thursday.

With much of the focus on improving safety in sports like football and hockey, considered more violent sports, the U.S. women's national soccer team star told lawmakers that soccer officials are lagging behind when it comes to preventing brain injuries in players.

“Officials need to take their heads out of the sand a little bit and know this is affecting our sport, too,” Scurry testified during an Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing.

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