Bobby Hamilton

Sept. 12: Ouch!

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Growing co-ed sports leagues means more injuries for young adults

Last November, 26-year-old Alexis Marianes was in the middle of an intramural soccer game at the Du Burns Arena in Canton when a player on the opposing team swept her feet out from under her. Marianes did a "halfway back-flip" and landed square on her head, resulting in a concussion.

"I couldn't read or open my eyes for four days," Marianes said. "I'd just lay in bed crying."

As Baltimore's social sports leagues continue to grow, so do the number of injuries associated with them. While official numbers are scarce to nonexistent, doctors have seen a rise in the number of...