Concussions in the NFL may lead to depression. Concussions are detrimental to the life of a football player. Studies conclude that risk for depression is greater for the players who have been through trauma to the head. For instance, “According to the data, players who’d had three to four concussions had twice the risk of clinical depression as players who had no history of concussions. Players who had five or more
Have you ever wondered who all the greats of football are? I do and I think everyone else should too. Because Joe Montana had such a great impact on the game of football, true fans should know his early life, his college experience, and NFL start.
Walter Payton, he was one of the best don’t you agree? Oh, you don’t know who he is… that’s a bummer. Just sit back and listen to my teaching of the one and only Walter Payton. In this I’ll be telling you about Walter Payton’s early life, collage years and his beginning career as a Chicago Bear, and in the last paragraph you will learn how he passed away.
Many retired professional football players over the age of forty have suffered from severe mental injuries due to play in the NFL, and have committed suicide due to their injury. A test was administered to many retired football players. Out of the players administered ones who played before the age of 12 had more severe mental illnesses than ones who played later in life (Perry). While some of mental problems in these players come from old age; however, most are a result of playing football. Many of these former players have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). These players are know suffering in their lives after football. Some even blame their playing of the sport for their
There is real danger involved with playing any sport, players can get seriously injured. The physical risks involved in sports are extensive. Many athletes have career-ending injuries during college. If that were to happen all their hard work would be for nothing, they would have made no monetary profit from years of training. Some are put into wheel cars for life, or have permanent brain damage. Not only physical issues, but mental issues are result from college sports. Some former athletes have long-term issues like depression, or frustration. One concussion can have big effects on a person. Many athletes acquire multiple concussion during their careers, and that can result in a lifetime of emotional and physical problems. The risks posed in college sports are nothing to take lightly.
An NFL football player will endure somewhere between 900 to 1500 blows to their head over the course of a single season. With an immense amount of blows like this comes an immense amount of damage to a player’s brain. This extensive amount of brain damage has been decided, by Dr. Bennet Omalu, to result in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Over the course of these discoveries and much controversy, the NFL has been targeted, denied all accusations, done very few things to lessen the risk of concussions in football, and the risks and number of concussions have steadily increased throughout the league’s
While saying that an NFL player is more prone to injuries those injuries could force a player to retire and lose the money that they could have earned in the future. The average NFL career is 3.3 years and over that time the average career earnings for a regular NFL player is 2 million. Looking at that you can see that over those 3.3 years that it would be pretty easy to spend around 2 million. With extravagant lifestyle that NFL players live. With players getting injured and with most of them being head injuries. “As many as 40% of retired NFL players may have brain injuries, which may impair the ability to perform most jobs.” it's not only head injuries that affect these NFL players that were forced to retire due to their injury “Chronic bone or muscle problems can prevent retired NFL players from seeking jobs requiring the strength they once possessed.” a life after the NFL for players that were forced out not by choice is not easy by any means even the players that are still able to work a lot of their egos can't take the knowledge of them working a regular job, which then leads to psychological problems. With all the injuries that these football players endure later on in life they may need a surgery or some sort of medical treatment and for what was once affordable is no longer for them. When it's a surgery that they need they have to get it and they are stuck with no help or
Every person in the world loves football! Football has the highest rates of catastrophic head injuries (16).The long term health effects of high impact sport injures can be super dangerous.
Journalist Dan Diamond uncovered that football players are four times more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases, and only live to an average age of 55-60; pro players ruin their lives simply for money and fame. When you lose twenty, valuable years of your life, what’s the point of acquiring money or fame?
You finally get a day off from work. You decide to go watch your sons’ football game, since he has been begging you to come to one for months. Everything is going great at the game, your son plays amazingly. All of a sudden your son is tackled, and is now lying on the ground screaming in pain. You run to him as he is surrounded by people trying to help. Over 147,000 youth football players suffered from concussions in the 2013-2014 school year. Although, the article “Should kids Play Football?” states that “Young athletes learn discipline, focus, teamwork—skills that will help them be successful later in life.” Football is too dangerous of a sport. Football players are at a high risk for concussions,
“Deadly Hits” by Lauren Tarshis analyzes the topic of concussions. Over 300,000 concussions, or brain injuries, occur each year in sporting events. Ms. Tarshis analyzes 13-year-old Zackery Lystedt, a Tahoma Junior High football player, who suffered a near-fatal concussion while playing football in Seattle, Washington.
It’s rare to see the NFL under fire, but when it come to concussions, that’s a different story. The NFL claims progress is being made. On the first day of the start of the NFL season, linebacker Stewart Bradley of the Philadelphia Eagles tackled a player head first; his legs began to buckle and he collapsed. Minutes later, he was subbed back into the game. The NFL calls that progress? Concussions are a serious problem in football, for future athletes, and we need to solve it now.
As concussions occur more and more in the NFL and among teens, more research has been conducted. There has been research on teens that concussions had occurred in teen’s brains, to find out what type of hit teens gotten by football may of suffer from it. There are many concussions in the NFL and especially teens who play football that have suffered death and never to play the sport they love. Teens and athletes who love the sport football, have been suffered by concussions that had ruin their playing for the most of this moments but research has been conducted of ways to help out teens and NFL.
Junior Seau was an elite NFL linebacker who retired in 2009. He played in the NFL from 1990 until 2009 and went to 12 Pro Bowls and was named to the 1990’s All Decade Team. He also was a huge philanthropist in the San Diego area of California as well as being an entrepreneur. He was a great and influential role model for kids and for football players. In 2012, just over three years after he retired, he died from a gunshot wound to the heart. The question is not how he died but why he died. Junior Seau was 43 when he passed away from a gunshot to the heart. It was determined to be self-inflicted. Junior Seau, a hall of fame NFL player, killed himself, but no one knew why he killed himself till months later. The circumstances that led to him killing himself
Mental health is an important factor for a successful life. People have different perspectives on the impacts it can have. It all depends on how sports is used and seen. Team sports bring many random people, who probably do not know each other together, by practicing and participating in team activities. You might get closer to some teammates, making a forever lasting friendship. You feel relaxed when you're with your friends, and when you're doing something that you enjoy doing. However, one side reasons why sports bring many together and connect is maybe they might want the same goal at the end to win a event or make a meaningful memory with others. By participating in a sport, or multiple sports, it can have a positive impact on one’s