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. Let’s start with concussions in sports. A concussion occurs when an individual’s mental status changes as a result from trauma. Typically, a blow to the head.
Sports injuries occur frequently throughout college football and other professional sports and although they may all seem different; they also have numerous similarities. In today’s society it is extremely common to see an athlete tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or receive a concussion. While both injuries are viewed as completely different, surprisingly they can be tied together through multiple factors. Although the harm is done to opposite parts of the body, coaches must remain equally aware of the injuries and how it may affect the player. In fact, an important similarity that takes place with both ACL tears and concussions is the how the injuries can psychologically affect athletes the same.
It is very important to take care of the goalkeeper and give them the training that they need. Their skills need to be developed and they must be educated about sportsmanship so that the high risk of injury can be lowered. (https://www.hockeycalgary.ca/resources/players/goalies). During an Ice Hockey game a lot of physical contact is involved between players this can lead to a variety of injuries. The injuries that are most common in Ice Hockey include concussions, ligament tears, broken bones and muscle strains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hockey).
The sport that I’m most familiar with is ice hockey. I know “diving” was the old call when a player is trying to get the attention of the referee, but currently it is called embellishment this call is made when a player is either trying to get the attention of the referee or exaggerating a possible infraction by the opposing team to gain an advantage. This call can be considered gamesmanship because this player is trying to get the referee to make an infraction call on the opposing team. This has become such a problem that the league has now made it so the player or coach get fined if this is called. This is more of an issue with society because the focus is on winning with any mean necessary.
I am writing a reflection on the essay Rink Rage by James Deacon. I would recommend it to anyone involved in recreational sports especially parents. In this essay you learn about the aggression parents have towards the referees and how it’s influencing more parents to have outbursts and ruin the sport for the children. Over the years parents have been becoming more aggressive towards the referees to the point where they are actually assaulting them. This is becoming a much bigger issue though the offenders are not the majority the assaults are becoming more aggressive and in some cases have ended in death, this is something that needs to be dealt with and recognized.
Part I: The history behind the great American sport, football, is a very important subject to me as I have played the game since I was eight. As I continued playing while getting older, leagues got more competitive and injury seemed to be more prone to some than most. I can’t even recall the amount of times the game has been stopped due to someone getting the wind knocked out of them, head-to-head collisions, sometimes even broken bones. The slide about rules evolution within the College Football realm resonated with me due to the fact that during this time football was being played, people were dying from injuries and the numbers of deaths were only rising. In 1905, eighteen players died and in 1908, that number increased to thirty-three.
Whether you are on the field, court, rink, or even just running around outside sport injuries surround you. Sports medicine is very important in sports because if it wasn’t there players would be getting hurt more and they might not heal correctly. Without it players would be getting injured more and wouldn’t have the proper way to treat themselves. To start it off, sports medicine isn’t just antibiotics there are lots of physical treatments. When a player gets hurt they take antibiotics, but they are also exercising whatever they injured to keep that in shape.
High hits and highstick to pucks in the face will all start more injuries and will need to be taken seriously because it will all be new to the visor playes. This is a serious thing that cant be just a joke to the kids playing. Getting hit high is a big deal that can lead to injuries. from concussions to bleeding it’s a serious matter. Matt Calvert was hit in the face with a slapshot this season and had to leave and get 36 stitches in his face.
Is fighting in hockey a marketing tool or ploy? Fighting in hockey is a major marketing tool. Hockey is all about toughness, and the fights are a way to show that toughness. The fighting lures new viewers to see and go hockey games. As hockey gets more violent, more people are watching.
Developing bodies of the children suffer a great deal because of the extreme physical activity demanded by the competitive sports. She further goes on by saying that the injuries the children endure sometimes last till decades. They cause a lot of mental pressure which result in a lot of physiological issues. The pressure combined with the extreme physical work turns a child’s game into a job. Statsky talks that the true essence of the sports has lost its meaning in today’s world.
Sports injuries are very common in today 's world. Sports injuries are very bad right now and could be a problem in the future too. Concussions happen often in sports like football. Concussions can cause you to be dizzy have headaches and be sensitive to light. Concussions can also be a problem for the future.
Most of these concussions are caused from playing sports, and football is the number one cause. 64 percent of concussions from sports are from football. In the NFL, more and more head injuries are occurring. Concussions can have lasting consequences to your health and need to be taken more seriously by the NFL. Concussions can have long lasting effects on the brain.
Concussions are also not limited to contact sports, they can occur in any sports. The actual injury of a concussion is not the issue of this crisis that is ongoing; the real issue at hand is the failure to manage them correctly. That is something that is very important to note because thousands of concussions go unaddressed every year, which can cause severe brain damage, especially on the professional level. The focus of this issue is in the NFL because of recent studies that have come out about the true dangers of concussions. The NFL is currently on the hot seat dealing with this issue due to the amount of retired players who
The NFL has had a problem with concussions for the last twenty years. Recent studies have shown that concussions hurt your brain in the long term of your life which is to be expected when getting hit in the head with 1600 pounds of force from an average defensive player. But this is exactly what the players signed up for. Lots of money now but they will most likely have medical problems in the near to distant future. Players are now getting penalized and even fined for hitting the head.
Tough luck on the field and courts for players in extreme contact sports happen almost frequently. From broken arms, fingers, shoulders, and etc; no other sports injury is more detrimental to athletes then receiving a concussion. The strength of players to take hard hits and get back to the game is always amazing however it is not safe for the players. Although safety measures and protective wear have improved, players need additional time to bounce back from concussions. Athletes who suffer from concussions have long lasting problems that impair both cognitive and physical functioning.