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Doctor: Hockey players must keep their heads up, avoid ducking

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Medical experts are warning hockey player not to forget the USA Hockey Foundation's safety movement called "Heads Up, Don't Duck" in an effort to prevent spinal cord injuries.

Dr. Michael Stuart, chief medical officer for USA Hockey, spoke with FOX 9 News about the recommendation.

Watch the video for more information.

As youth hockey players careen toward the boards, it is almost instinctive for them to duck their heads -- but that is exactly the wrong thing to do. Experts say that this fast, powerful and physical sport can be safer if players follow some simple advice.

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