18-Year-Old Warns About Concussions in Cheerleading

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Published on 6 Nov 2019, 13:36
Former cheerleaders are speaking out about how dangerous the eye-popping acrobatics can be. A recent study found cheerleaders suffer more concussions in practice than any other sport except football, according to American Academy Of Pediatrics. Ryleigh Benjamin, 20, suffered a traumatic brain injury after colliding with teammates. "I had some of my neurons killed in my brain which was misfiring to my limbs so that's what caused my legs to shake when I attempted to walk," she told Inside Edition.