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Girls' soccer is having a concussion crisis.

A new report from NBC Rock Center’s Kate Snow suggests maybe so.

With the steady popularity of youth soccer, there are more female youth soccer players than ever, with girls making up 48 percent of the more than 3 million kids registered in US Youth Soccer leagues. Some experts have said the country is in the midst of “a concussion crisis” and that studies show girls are reporting nearly twice as many concussions as boys in the sports they both play.

You can read more of the story, and tune in to NBC tonight, May 9, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT for the report.