Isaiah soon later gets a concussion caused by a simple blow to the head. The healing process took months for Isaiah’s brain to heal. According to Riley’s article, the risk of of death from neurodegenerative disease was low and that “data suggests that the normal life of adolescents puts them at risk for brain injury all the time.” (Riley 1). He also states that if his son were to join any other sports such as soccer, rock climbing, skiing or lacrosse have similar risks such as high school football. Although there are sports that have similar risk factors to high school football, according to Shotz’s article, “There are more concussions in football than in any other sport.
America is obsessed with sports and competition, and one sport that signifies America is football. Today many professional football players across the country suffer from a common injury which is a concussion. This injury can threaten an athletics career and most of all permanently injure the brain. Former retired NFL players now deal with short term memory loss, and depression because of this brain injury. The increased amount of concussions in athletics today calls for more education on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of traumatic brain injury.
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. Football is not the only sport that we should worry about concussions. Studies have shown that out of 100,000 concussion patients 64-76 of them are football, 54 of them are ice hockey players, 33 of them are girls soccer players.
It 's the day after the super bowl, and kids across the nation will be waking up to a newfound interest in football. For many parents, that may be a scary thought. Football can often be a dangerous sport, and has caused many concussions in the NFL. "Certaintly, is a sport where we do see kids with concussions but there are many sports in which kids suffer concussions. Soccer is a sport, in which, kids on average suffer just as many concussions if not more concussions than football," said Dr. James Coleman.
How are the recent changes in contact rules affecting the game of hockey? The history of the concussion and how it may be changing the game has become of great concern. Hockey has always been a dangerous, high contact game. In 1979, the National Hockey League took their first action on concussions by requiring the players to wear helmets. In
However in "Trends in Concussion Incidence in High School Sports: A Prospective 11-Year Study", The American Journal of Sports Medicine found that from 1997 to 2008 the concussion rates in football had increased by an alarming 8% annually. In fact high school football accounts for over 50% of all high school concussions. And around 1 in 5 high school athletes will suffer a concussion. The big worry in football isn’t so much one or two concussions, even though these events can be very severe and have a negative impact on kid’s lives. What is the most damaging is a few concussions and many sub-concussive hits.
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. Football is a life threatening sport that 94% of American teenagers who got tackled, ended up with severe brain injuries. A High School Football player, named Bryce Monti, was about to make a routine tackle, but then suddenly knocked heads with one of his former teammates, and he quotes, “When I got back up, I saw two scoreboards.” “I was out completely.” Bryce suffered
Misunderstanding the Price Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affect millions of people worldwide. Sport-related concussion represents a significant public health problem, with elite and professional athletes, and millions of youth and amateur athletes worldwide suffering concussions annually. Another most unprotected group is the children of early preschool and elementary school kids. Concussion rates vary by age, gender, sport and type of exposure. An understanding of concussion rates, patterns of injury, and risk factors can drive targeted preventive measures and help reduce the risk of concussion in everyday life, not only in sport.
When student athletes participate in contact sports, they run the risk of getting a concussion. A concussion, according to The American Academy of Neurology, is defined as "A trauma induced alteration in mental statues that may or may not result in loss of consciousness". Short term effects could cause a change in mood, along with headaches and nausea; whereas long term effects of a concussion can range from drastic behavioral changes and mood disturbances to cognitive difficulties. These symptoms are very prevalent in student athletes that may get a concussion and can only get worse when one has been re-concussed. I believe that student athletes should be required to sit out for a longer period of time following the events of a concussion.
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
ALS, a horrifying disease that shuts down motor function to the point where the body can no longer move. CTE, a devastating disease that destroys the mind & mental stability. These diseases are caused by repetitive head injuries & concussions without given a chance to rest. For that same reason, athletes are more likely to get these diseases at a younger age. In response, the public has pressure national sport companies to create & enforce new rules in the game.
The National Football League should be held responsible for the head injuries caused to players, because the improvement of equipment, such as helmets is possible through the use of technology. As a consequence of the physical contact that is required in the National Football League, there are a great number of players that have come to face brain injuries during or after their careers. Many players have productive careers in the National Football League, which help lead to them developing horrific health issues. The players of the National Football League play with great effort and passion until they are physically incapable. In the book, “Slow Getting Up”, author Nate Jackson gives insight to how, “In the NFL, you are alive until you are dead” (Jackson 7).
For example former NFL players who started playing tackle football before the age 12 were at a higher risk of alter brain development compared to those who started later in life, due to young age concussions. Each year more and more kids sign up to play tackle football, which also means more kids are getting injured each year. This year three million kids from ages 6-12 are playing tackle football, but are mostly sitting the bench due to injuries from earlier games in the season. Some injuries would include concussions, broken limbs and bones, fractured or sprained bones etc. One of the most fadile injury, which is also the most common would be concussions.
Athletes who suffer from concussions have long lasting problems that impair both cognitive and physical functioning. So how will extra periods of sports related injury breaks be beneficial? Today student-athletes may play a variety of sports. With football, hockey, and baseball all ringing in number one as concussion prone sports. According to "Heads up: Concussions in High School Sports" article, 5% of high school athletes are concussed each year when participating in collision prone sports.