Many have heard about concussions especially in the NFL. As of today, the NFL, a professional football league, has become the number one spectator sport in the United States. Despite its popularity, one out of the biggest problems occur to players are concussions. A concussion is a brain injury involving a head-on Collision. The brain inside the head literally bounces back and forth when a head on collision occurs. Another way concussions occur is through the shaking of the head and body. The effects of a concussion are headaches, problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination, all leaving the brain vulnerable. Athletes when concussed are told not to practice or play in games, and are supposed to stay home and rest. As people who are concussed
The Impact of Concussions During Football Concussions have become a major problem in athletics throughout the entire world. Head injuries can impact many athletes lives in a negative way. Hard contact to the head of a player can damage the brain and the way he goes about life. The way football is played, equipment should be better equipped to prevent significant injuries such as concussions. Head injuries drive a player out of the sport earlier than normal, so the NFL has looked into the issue and has gone about bettering technology and equipment to prevent concussions in the future.
Hannah Hawker AP Language and Composition Mr.Leland 23 December 2015 What are the effects of a concussion? Contact sports have become one of the most popular entertainment facets in United States culture. One of the most popular is football, which may be more dangerous than perceived by fans. There are various physical health risks associated with playing football; however, many people fail to realize that football carries mental health risks as well.
Many think that a concussion is a slight injury that keeps us out of physical activity for a couple weeks, but it is truly so much more than. Concussions are one of the most serious injuries a person can encounter. It is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury, and it is also one of the most common injuries. Even a mild blow to the head can result in many consequences. 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.
According to author, Lauren Tarshis, “Some symptoms of a concussion are immediate, like loss of consciousness. But often signs are more subtle and don't show up until hours or days after the injury which can be forgetfulness, confusion, headaches, balance problems or dizziness, light or noise sensitivity, sluggishness or fogginess, irritability or emotional symptoms, concentration or memory problems and blurred vision.” So if an athlete was to get a concussion they might not even know right away and put themselves at risk by continuing to play. As seen with Zack, second impact syndrome could be fatal and ruin your life. Concussions are not rare either.
According to article one, more than 5% of high school students that are athletes while participating collision sports each year have been concussed. High school athletes are more likely to get a concussion than older students but it will take a while to recover. It's likely you will get a concussions he second time if you already had one before. I recommend you sitting out longer if you have a concussion or a brain injury in sports.
Head Injuries In American Football Since the beginning of American football, concussions have been a big problem with players in high school, college, and the National Football League. Concussions have led to the end of many players football careers and in some cases, their lives. People that are in college and the NFL continue, playing even though they are risking their lives just for a little fame. Today football players play the game to make money and just because of their love for the sport.
In football today, concussions are the number one leading injury in the National Football League. In the past 7 years alittle over 10 national football players have died due to concussions. The list of players getting concussions during the past couple of years have just increased more and more as time goes on. A reason why the NFL concussion protocols are so strict is because the NFL does not want to get sued for mistreatment of players and insufficient care. That could possibly cause permanent damage physically and mentally to players.
The milleaneal genearation sparks many different types of reactions when talked about. Words such as technology,cell phones, and even the word lazy are thrown around. Throughout my generation I believe there has been two major explosions. One explosion is in sports. Sports have become increasingly popular. Professional leaguses such as in football, basketball, soccer, and hockey have all increased popularity throughout my generation. Another aspect that has boomed is technology. These topics become combined when the topic of concussion in sports are brought up. Through my life time improvements have been made to the technology to test for concussions. I believe this will be a major reference point in the future, when my generation will be the first that attempted to attack the issue.
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.
A concussion can happen at any time in sports, and can occur when you bang your head or when your head comes in contact with a hard object or thing. After a concussion student athletes should sit out for a longer period of time to rest and heal the brain to avoid permanent brain damage or risk a second, more serious concussion. Concussions should always be avoided because of the danger it can bring to the body is permanent. The dangers of concussions are permanent or fatal.
Many people question why concussions happen so often within the NFL? After all, these players know how to tackle properly and have they best equipment however the size of these men along with the violent nature of the game is what causes these concussions. Concussions happen at around 140 per season with several players receiving multiple concussions within the same year (Halchin). Team doctors have been extremely cautious in letting these athletes return to the filed of play after being diagnosed with a concussion. Halchin believed that the NFL does a wonderful job in protecting it’s players and said that until hitting is eliminated from the game completely, concussions will be a reoccurring injury and a risk that players have to deal with
The game of football has seen its share of major and minor injuries; players have broken legs, ankles, arms, and some have even torn ligaments in their bodies. Many manage to recover from those injuries, but concussions are different. “The CDC defines a concussion as a type of traumatic brain
Concussions are a big fear in any sport from ice hockey to cheerleading. That is why sports players should get a regular check-up for concussions. One of the main problems are that deaths are occurring from unaware parents or trainers. A young man that played in maryland died at the prime of his life because of head trauma. The investigation states that the man had a four hour practice that included multiple helmet to helmet collisions. The coach of this team have been to have told the kids to hit with their head and not shoulder. I don't know if the coach was uneducated or just incompetent but either way we it shows we need to educate more people on concussion prevention.