Study finds injuries more frequent in flag football, but more serious in tackle football

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(NBC News Channel) - A new study reveals twice as many children are injured playing flag, not tackle, football.

However, tackle football injuries tend to be more serious.

Researchers say parents should know that both types of football are reasonably safe, but flag football is not necessarily a safer option.

The study was relatively small and researchers say more studies are needed before making conclusions about the safety of flag versus tackle football.

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