Accepted for Publication: January 24, 2015.
Published Online: May 4, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0210.
Study concept and design: Dompier, Kerr, Marshall, Hainline.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Dompier, Kerr, Marshall, Snook, Hayden, Simon.
Drafting of the manuscript: Dompier, Kerr.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Dompier, Kerr, Marshall, Hayden.
Obtained funding: Dompier.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Dompier, Marshall, Snook, Hayden, Simon.
Study supervision: Dompier, Hainline, Snook.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Hainline is the Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which partially funded this study. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: Funding for this study was provided by USA Football, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation, BioCrossroads in partnership with the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: We thank the many athletic trainers who have volunteered their time and efforts to submit data to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance Program, National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network, and Youth Football Surveillance System programs. Their efforts are greatly appreciated and have had a tremendously positive effect on the safety of athletes.
Disclaimer: The content of this manuscript is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the programs’ sponsors.