For real equity in women’s soccer, let’s talk about concussion injury

After taking a ball to the head estimated to be travelling at 60 miles per hour in the last minute of a tie match in April of 2013, Abby Wambach, of the Western New York Flash, “collapsed lifelessly and rolled into the fetal position.” She grabbed her head and remained on the ground for 31 seconds. “Wambach stood, took two off-balance steps, and play resumed,” Slate reported. She played several extra minutes and headed the ball once more on the final play of the game. When the whistle blew, she fell to her knees.