Abstract On Concussions

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Abstract Concussions have been a serious problem for athletes in the past and continue to be a problem today. From pee-wee football to the professional league, head injuries are the number one safety concern. Years after the injuries, a lot of players develop signs of a brain disease called CTE. This disease has shown up in over 75 deceased NFL players. Some companies have been taking steps towards a brighter future for the game of football, such as creating a safer helmet with updated technology to lessen the overall impact of a hit.

CTE, A Head Start The human brain is a unique organ that is the center of our intelligence. The brain has the job of processing billions of tasks in a single second. To anyone, protecting their …show more content…

An online survey of 1,000 people conducted by ESPN in Northern California of early August did find that 57 percent of parents said the concussion problem made them less likely to let their sons play in youth leagues (Emmons, 2012). Over 3,200 retired NFL players have sued the NFL over the long-term effects of their head trauma days. Through suing the NFL they seek compensation for the information that was withheld from them about their protection. Studies show that concussions represent almost 9 percent of injuries in nine major high school sports. Although football is a rather violent sport it can still be while relatively safe when coached and monitored properly. Parents can try to buy the most effective gear for their child 's safety, but just because one buys a highly rated piece of equipment doesn 't mean the child is going to be invincible …show more content…

A shocking statement from Jeff Miller, the NFL 's senior vice president of health and safety policy, was made where he said, "unequivocally think there 's a link between playing football and CTE," McKee said Monday. "We 've seen it in 90 out of 94 NFL players whose brains we 've examined, we 've found it in 45 out of 55 college players and six out of 26 high school players. Now I don 't think this represents how common this disease is in the living population, but the fact that over five years I 've been able to accumulate this number of cases in football players, it cannot be rare. In fact, I think we are going to be surprised at how common it is" (Roth, 2013). Understandably, Concussions in football are a very serious issue that can cause long term disabilities and can even lead to death, although these findings are well known, people continue to support playing football. The new discovery of CTE has made record breaking information well known to anyone interested in football and its participants. While knowing how dangerous this sport can ultimately be for the players, it is still America

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