Concussions are a scary reality of playing NFL football. Every year there are more and more players that are having season ending, and career ending injuries due to hits to the head. There have been many NFL players that have had serious issues due to concussions. Former NFL superstar tight end Aaron Hernandez was convicted of executing a man with a half-dozen bullets inside an industrial park. He was sentenced to life without parole (“Aaron Hernandez’s”).
Every football player aging from pee-wee all the way to the National Football League are putting their health at risk. In recent studies, researchers have found that football players are more susceptible to severe injuries in the head and neck area. A major injury that is quite common amongst football players is a concussion. According to the Mayo Clinic
In a case involving a 17-year-old who played football too soon after suffering a concussion and is now confined to a wheelchair. This was so serious because this teen suffered from second impact syndrome. It is often fatal and happens when a second head injury without recovering fully from the first. This boy got his injury when there was a helmet-to-helmet collision during a punt return. He had symptoms right away, but stayed in the game.
About 7,500 hits that youth players experience, 8% are high magnitude (Robach). Think about this, 40 G’s is the hardest amount of force someone can take from a car crash and still be able to walk away with no sort of injuries (Robach), yet parents allow their 7 and 8 year olds to receive hits of 80 G’s, that is the same force college players are dealt with when playing (Scott and Don). Little kids are getting hit the same way and same force grown men are when they play football, this is a huge problem. The hits kids experience or have faced should be taken into account when parents decide if their child should step on a football field. People believe that the big hits that players are dealt with are part of the game, and without the booming hits the sport wouldn 't be the as entertaining to watch.
In "When Theodore Roosevelt Saved Football", Bruce Watson enlightens us on how President Roosevelt saved the violent game of football by making it safer for the players. In the early 1900s football was a deadly sport. The players wore little protective gear, running backs could tackle before the ball was even hiked, and linemen could not pass the ball causing them to sometimes sustain fatal injuries. Many people wanted the game banned because of its fatality to the players. Harvard did but had to reinstate it because the students loved and wanted it back.
His back bothers him for the rest of his life. Another serious injury occurred in Puerto Rico when he was jumping a fence. The fence broke on him, Roberto fell, and rolled down a hill hurting his shoulder. This injury affected him for the rest of his baseball career.
Many people all around the nation are in debate whether or not high school football should remain a sport. In addition, it was recorded that between the years 2005 and 2014, ninety-two high school football players have been killed due to football injuries. Although, high school football has been a traditional sport in all states, but many are wondering if football is truly worth the risk. However, endless numbers of parents across the nation have numerous opinions on their sons playing football or not. Nonetheless, if parents are letting their sons play this game, they understand the risks of their sons getting injured.
In 2003, the 19-year-old E-2 specialist was stationed in Fallujah, Iraq, along with my ex-son-in-law, Graham. Their camp was hit by mortars, this young soldier being paid a mere $15,480 without hesitation tackled Graham like a football player and gave his own life protecting him. Graham was injured and sent home. The following year Graham has redeployed once again to Afghanistan without hesitation, he went.
There have only been a few deaths this year which have been caused by just a simple tackle, but you never know when something small could turn fatal. Even the smallest things are the terrible ones. Every single human body is different from the others which means they react differently to things as well. Some kids get a concussion and act like it is nothing when another can get the exact same injury and almost die because of it. The game is unpredictable, think about what could happen while getting ready to sign up for youth football.
On June 7, 2012, a lawsuit came to the table for more than 2000 former NFL football players. This is a huge victory for not only the former players themselves but also for the fans and families of the former players who have either took or lost their lives to this massive problem caused by the beloved sport. The NFL later tried to dismiss the case but had failed. Three years later that same case had ended and it was tremendous. The settlement had given the players involved in the case 5 million per player.
“He’s at the 40, 30, 20, 10! Oooh, I don’t think he’s getting up from that hit.” Recreational and professional football players are fun to watch, but these players have higher risks of injuries, that they are willing to put on the line. As a soon to be parent, I would hesitate to let my son play football because of the obvious warning signs shown, consequences of playing, and the devastations of the injuries. On the stands, fans are going crazy and enjoying their time watching two hundred to four hundred pound men aggressively beat each other.
Junior year of highschool Zack was the start defesive possition on varity, during homecoming peprally game he was struck head first to the ground after he was tackled. After the couch called timeout due to zack rocking back and forth in pain he pusshed it off and was back on for 3rd quarter. Befreo second half could end zack collaped on the feild and was rushed to the hospital where doctors had to remove both left and right side of his scull to relive pressure iniside the brain. After that trajic night zack has been expereincing several sesures daily and was sadlly in a coma for 3 months, 4 weeks in a nersing home and childrens hopitals. Zakc was not able to walk of eat on his own or do any daily activity until 4 years went by.
There are estimated to be between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports related concussions in the United States every year (prevacious.com). Is there a way to stop this? Team doctors are responsible for the long term effects of concussions in football players. Most of the concussions are coming from football, the concussion rate is 64 to 76.8 and 33 percent of these injuries are happening in practiced and not in games (Headcasecpmpany.com). Most of these concussions are happening because they can 't defend themselves from the hard hits or the balls hitting them or just falling to the ground hard.
In the NFL every week there are injuries including concussions. In 2015 there were 199 concussions suffered by NFL players(Breslow). Also lots of head injuries are showing up in deceased NFL players(Breslow). Mike Webster, a hall of fame center, died at age 50 after experiencing dementia and depression was found with CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy) which is a disease found in mainly sports players who have suffered multiple cases of head