Concussions During Sports

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When it comes to playing sports, it can be both fun and dangerous. Playing sports is not all that it is cracked up to be, it can have serious consequences that could affect a person’s entire life. No matter what sport anyone signs up for, they are taking a risk of getting seriously injured. Anyone can get seriously injured during sports, no matter what age and gender. Everyone deserves to have fun while playing the sport they love while also taking safety into precaution. Studies have shown that when it comes to playing football or any other contact sport, both children and adult athletes have suffered serious injuries like concussions that not only affects their mental health, but in some cases, have also caused death. All contact sports …show more content…

The difference between adult and child athletes is that when adults participate in sports, they know that playing in that sport is going to come with serious injuries and consequences. Whereas children do not know what they are signing up for when they decide to participate in a sport. Most times kids do not think about the serious injuries that they could get while playing they just join because a parent wanted them to participate in something or because they see that some of their friends are in it and they want to be a part of that sport too. No matter how old an athlete is, the biggest topic that has been talked about for years now is athletes getting concussions during sports. There have been numerous articles revolving around this topic and was even a movie called “Concussion” starring Will Smith who played as a guy who is concern about athletes getting concussions in football and even examines the brain when it has endured a concussion. Some articles have mentioned that “many athletes continue participating in …show more content…

There have been breakthroughs on how to keep track on how bad the athlete’s concussion is. Some people have designed a football helmet that has a built-in sensor that detects how hard an athlete got hit in the head and whether that athlete is close to having a concussion or not. There have been ways to see how coaches deal with concussions which is why, “The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) asked 22,702 coaches to take a survey about concussion management. They thought that understanding the coach’s communication on concussion factored based on knowledge, beliefs on playing during injury, and the gender of the coach” (Kroshus et al. 534). The article states that some coaches were asked about how they dealt with a player getting a concussion, one coach said, “I think the athletic medicine staff is too conservative in the return to play process after a concussion” (Kroshus et al. 534). The article also states that, “because of that kind of response it kind of shows that the coaches had a more negative attitude towards concussion and that they are less likely to support concussion safety” (Kroshus et al. 535). It is quite shocking to see some coaches who do not see concussion as a major issue in contact sports. It shows that some coaches are only focused on winning and getting

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