“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.
In the article, “Hard Knocks” by Gabriel Charles Tyler, it discusses how football players suffer from head trauma, and concussions. Some of those players continue playing even with their injury, or wait until they are healed and return to help their team win the season. Many players get permanent damage, can sometimes commit suicide, and hundreds more continue to suffer in pain.
Contact sports involve touching, hitting, or banging other children, which is often why children get hurt in these sports. Among teens, concussions and death have happened. While these sports increase the strength of teenagers as they partake in a school activity, the risk of injury and death is great. The health benefits of contact sports do not outweigh the risks of playing them.
If research shows that athletes are more susceptible to permanent brain damage, shouldn 't coaches take the value of their athletes health into consideration? Many try to decipher weather or not extracting an athlete from the game, due to his/her concussions, will benefit the team. This judgement is based upon the competitive concepts in today 's society. Not only have studies shown that repeated injuries can result in permanent brain damage, but also the hesitant emotions within athletes and how they are afraid of being permanently replaced contributes to the issue. This is because of the strain athletes physiologically obtain . Many don 't realize that an athlete missing one game is better than an athlete absent for the rest of the season. From a logical perspective, it would be wise to restrain an athlete from continuing the game until proper medical analysis is implied.
November 3, 2015 was an ordinary Friday night for the community of Sharon Springs, Kansas. Hundreds gathered at the high school football field to support their boys. Luke Schemm, a 17-year-old senior linebacker and running back was having a heck of a game. Late in the third quarter, Schemm ran 58 yards for his third touchdown. In the very next play, he received an outside pitch for a two-point conversion. During this play, he collided with another player in what appeared to be a shoulder-to-shoulder blow as he was crossing the goal line. However, the hit was much worse than originally thought. When he returned to the sideline he suddenly collapsed ref. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention estimates more than 300,000 sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States. Of those, around half are kids 18 years and younger ref. In 2015 alone, there was 13 deaths attributed to football and 9 of those had something to do with a head injury ref. The amount of concussions in high school athletes would be lowered if high schools would implement stricter athletic regulations, purchase high quality equipment, and require coaches to become certified not only in recognizing, but preventing head injuries.
When it comes to public health there are many controversies out there. Most of which are due to politics and money. Some of these battles are fought for the good and others are fought for the not so good but one thing is for certain. They will result in change. Today, I am going to look at the controversies that surround concussions in sports and prescription drug abuse. We will look at the battles that have been waged or are still going on and the reason for them.
To get a full understanding of the impact a concussion has on athletes, a sample population was usually chosen. The main objective of the research was to measure the immediate effects and natural recovery course relating to symptoms, cognitive functioning, and postural stability following sport related concussions. There are two stages an athlete must go through; Physical rest, which means strenuous activity should be avoided until the athlete has no post-concussion symptoms, Cognitive rest, because a concussion impacts the brain 's cognitive function, this means no reading, time off of school or work etc...This article also shows the percentages of how long on average an athlete returns to play, most of the time athletes recover between 1-6
In todays’ sports society there are a lot of issues that tend to come up and become very popular. A huge one that caught my eye that has become a great issue in today’s society is concussions within the National Football League. The documentary that I found upon this subject was on PBS Frontline titled “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis”. In the documentary there were a multitude of problems and cases that were covered within the concussion aspect and the possibilities that have happened due to
I have played sports sense I can remember. Unfortunately, I did get a concussion in high school playing basketball. I had to sit out three games and had to pass a neurology exam to be able to play. I do agree with school rules on concussions. A brain injury is something you do not mess with. I understand playing the game is what every athlete wants to do but, a long term brain injury is not worth a game. Depending on how bad the injury is, can lead to the athlete sitting out a whole season. Which is a hard thing take. Like I said, a long term brain injury is not worth a season or game. If I have children I will let them play contact sports. I do not believe in holding back my child because you are afraid of them getting hurt. They could get
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford was quoted in a recent report by Bleeding Green Nation’s Brandon Lee Gowton saying “I’m just excited to get back out there. I think there are some butterflies in there getting back out on the field knowing that I’m going to take a few hits, take them, get up, and get going again."
Normally when people think about a concussion they don’t take it as serious as they probably should, and don’t realize how many different ways you can get one. Parents have a tendency to get so caught up in watching their kids play on those Friday nights that they don’t usually pay attention to their child’s health and well being. Normally when they hear the word concussion they think a few days of rest will be enough, which leads me to believe they don’t know the true definition of a concussion. Your probably asking what a concussion actually is.
Well there we were we had one more team to beat to get the state champs title. I 'm the Oakland thunder 's half back and i 'm a line backer. I 'm 16, and 210 lbs i can hit. We just got here and i lead the warm ups we were doing hitting drills at that point, that 's when things went bad we all hear a snap and we all crowd around our quarterback. John and me carry him to the ambulance they had to take him to the hospital, it turns out he broke his femur because one of our lineman fell on him. Coach was then trying to find a replacement because our backup was out because he crashed his ATV. I knew i was the only person on our team that had played quarterback but that was four years ago. I stepped up we put our backup running back in he was a good
It all started with the snap of a leather football. I came out of my stance to get double teamed by an angry and aggressive nose guard and fast line backer. I get pushed back as my clumsy feet get tripped up and I fall backwards. A fierce pain shoots up my back as I groan. My friend helps me to my feet as I stumble back to the huddle. I 'm in so much pain, I thought to myself with fear that I was severely injured.
Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster was hit by a major groin injury in training camp that reportedly would require surgery that will sideline the six-year veteran for most of the coming season, according to ESPN.
More now than ever athletes are being watched out for when there is trauma to the brain. After multiple cases of poor treatment to concussions parents and doctors are cracking down on letting concussions not be a big deal. As more studies advance, it is discovered that every case is different. The range is created by severity, past experience with trauma, and how the patient heals. Concussions in sports can range in severity, and how they affect each individual over time depending on times of impact.