Concussion Hazards In Youth Football By Gabriel Charles Tyler

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Extreme. Exciting. Dangerous. As seen in the article “Hard Knocks” by Gabriel Charles Tyler and in the video “Concussion Hazards in Youth Football”, football along with other physical contact programs are causing concussions. These concussions lead to long lasting negative effects such as thinking and memory problems. Although some may argue that these programs have many positive effects such as instilling confidence and pride in young adults, these sources all address the common issue of concussions and permanent youth brain damage. Football, is known to be one of the most contact sports. Players tackle one another to defend their touchdown zone and to try and steal the ball. There are many moments where players collide and hit their heads against each other or the ground. Though the players might not realize it, they possibly had a concussion. In “Hard Knocks” it states, “Monti, then a 17-year-old Hortonville junior, says he knew the helmet-to-helmet collision was a hard hit. But he shook it off and played the rest of the game. He had no idea that he’d sustained a concussion until his parents took him to the emergency room later that night.” Most players that have…show more content…
In “Concussion Hazards in Youth Football” Dr. Gupta states “ When you look at the brains of people that have Alzheimer’s and you compare it to young adults today, you see a similar brain layouts because of blows to the head overtime.” (3:25-3:34) Even though it is a risk of permanent brain damage, players still run onto a field to go support their team whether they see one of everything or seven of everything. Because of these addicting programs and sports players don’t worry about their injuries but instead worry about playing the game and this addiction is causing young adults to have brain problems and damages at such young
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