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Research Article

Bodychecking Rules and Concussion in Elite Hockey

  • Laura Donaldson,

    Affiliations: Division of Neurosurgery and Injury Prevention Research Office, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Canadian Brain Injury and Violence Research Team, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Mark Asbridge,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and Department of Emergency Medicine, Centre for Clinical Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Michael D. Cusimano mail

    injuryprevention@smh.ca

    Affiliations: Division of Neurosurgery and Injury Prevention Research Office, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Canadian Brain Injury and Violence Research Team, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: July 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069122

About the Authors

Laura Donaldson, Michael D. Cusimano
Division of Neurosurgery and Injury Prevention Research Office, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Laura Donaldson, Michael D. Cusimano
Canadian Brain Injury and Violence Research Team, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mark Asbridge
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and Department of Emergency Medicine, Centre for Clinical Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: injuryprevention@smh.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LD MC. Performed the experiments: LD. Analyzed the data: LD. Wrote the paper: LD MA MC.