Methods of sustaining concussions include car accidents and falls; however, the largest segment of the population affected by concussions is professional athletes. The prevalence of head injuries is important because traumatic brain injuries have been identified as a “potential risk factor for the occurrence (or early expression) of neurodegenerative dementing disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s syndrome, and other psychiatric disorders such as clinical depression” (Guskiewicz, Marshall, Bailes, McCrea, Cantu, Randolph, Jordan, 2005). However, athletes are disproportionately affected. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million Americans suffer a sport related concussion each year (Khurana, Kaye,
Despite the fact that Dr. Ann McKee could not confidently say that the CTE caused these violent behaviors, due to the rising number of cases of NFL it is clear that CTE is linked to these kinds of issues. Since the 2017-2018 NFL season started, there have been more than 280 concussions in the NFL. That is an average of 12
The main reasons they should be changed are because the game is resulting in injuries and deaths, negative long-term health consequences for players, and children not being allowed by their parents to play due to the dangers of the game. Currently, in the United States, there are approximately 1.5 million young people participating in organized football leagues. These people are playing one of the most dangerous sports and have a high probability of becoming injured as a result of the game. To discover the chance of becoming injured directly from football a study occurred at 100 Texas high schools. This study tested only high school football players.
Whether it's from concussions or just repeated blows to the head. The NFL has some responsibility of these players who suffer from these recurring brain diseases. It is said that 3 in 10 NFL retirees develop some type of disease after they stop playing. And also many retirees are found with brain diseases at death, but go their whole lives not even knowing they had it. Illustrating how your chances if your a player of developing something in the future are high and that's why many players are retiring so early because of them worrying about their health and not wanting to take a chance.
But the most prevalent sport that causes the highest amount of concussions is in football. The National Football League, or the NFL, is a league that consists of 32 teams from North America, averaging 53 people per team. In modern day society, the sport of American football is known as a violent and barbaric type of sport due to the reputation of the sport and how many injuries come out of each individual game. The reason the NFL is such a violent and popular sport is because the majority of people who watch games want to see the violent hits and athletic plays, and so if the NFL makes restrictions against the violence and those plays, the viewership would decrease due to the restrictions. Viewership is important because it generates how much profit the NFL makes each game.
Violence in High School Sports The rise in injuries in high school sports has been apparent over the past few years. This forces many parents and professionals to have concerns about whether or not their kids should take part in these sports. Evidence suggests that High School sports are detrimental to students’ mental and physical health due to injury, being overworked, and pressure to succeed. Millions of students take part in high school sports every year. As a result, there are many injuries that they can sustain while participating in these sports.
These sports programs are causing mental and physical damage for these developing kids and the intensity of parents and coached have made it even more overwhelming. Youth Sports are getting so intense they are putting the lives of children in trouble. As the intensity in youth sports increases, children begin to ignore the constant pains in their bodies to seem “tough” which leads to problems in their future. Among all injuries, the most
Some of the most common injuries seen in youth football include traumatic knee injuries such as ACL/PCL tears and damage to the cartilage of the knee, shoulder injuries such as damage to the cartilage surrounding the socket of the shoulder, concussions, back pain from overuse, and heat stroke, and complications related to dehydration. Many youth football players also must deal with broken bones and torn ligaments. With the amount of injuries these young athletes are at risk of getting, it’s amazing that parents even let their children play football at all. Although uncommon, there have been football injuries resulting in paralysis and other injuries that affect the quality of life for the individual in question. With the amount of injuries young football players are exposed to, it would be reasonable to consider banning the sport in people under the age of 18
The younger kids are, the less developed they are (Smith). Their heads and necks are weaker so when they are hit, it causes them to have more severe injuries (Smith). Since children are not fully developed, it is morally reprehensible to allow them to play such a sport in which they can possibly have life-changing or life-ending injuries. Far too many high school athletes get concussions from playing football (Watson 35). Approximately 100,000 high schoolers report concussions each year
Football is one of the high competition sports. Children in the school’s football team will experience a very hard competition and need to keep restrict practice habits. This can be seen in Ohio State’s very own football team as Demario Mccall is described by author Colin Hass-Hill to be extremely fast and performing very well. The performance is very important for students participating in sports, and this can be clearly seen because these news articles highlight a certain players speed, and potential. For those overscheduled students who are participating such kind of sports, they are less likely to be competent with such a competitive environment when they are surrounded by many other activities and more likely to become stressful and burnout and may lead to terrible consequence.