Correspondingly, in the the article written by Adam Buckley Cohen, a New York Times journalist, stated, “And he recognized that if he kept taking hits year after year, he could suffer the same fate — or worse.” (Cohen, 1). The same fate as in developing mental diseases due to the reoccurring concussions. These developments are mostly known to occur on NFL veterans who have retired, but if sports keep pushing kids to work harder and to be more aggressive, kids may be developing it without us noticing already. Parents shouldn’t risk their kids’ future for sports when they 're not going to pursue it in the future. In the same token the article by Boston University that it ranked highly ranked in the medicine division also familiar with brain damage stated, “Nine-year NFL veteran, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom McHale was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by head trauma, when he died in 2008 at the age of 45.” (Boston University, 1).
Many people tend to overlook the size of players at major universities until they reach the professional level; however former athletes will admit that they have had teammates who used performance enhancing drugs. Kicked off the Ole Miss football team in 2008, Jared Foster believes that the NCAA may have a serious issue to deal with. The former quarterback pleaded guilty to supplying a man with anabolic steroids and was quoted as saying, “Everybody around me was doing it.” Playing in the Southeastern Conference, Ole Miss always finds themselves at or near the top of many college football rankings each season (Apuzzo). Of course, if this former juice junky claims that everyone on his team used anabolic steroids, how many other collegiate teams have multiple drug abusers? Some say the size of players has become somewhat concerning.
With players getting injured and with most of them being head injuries. “As many as 40% of retired NFL players may have brain injuries, which may impair the ability to perform most jobs.” it's not only head injuries that affect these NFL players that were forced to retire due to their injury “Chronic bone or muscle problems can prevent retired NFL players from seeking jobs requiring the strength they once possessed.” a life after the NFL for players that were forced out not by choice is not easy by any means even the players that are still able to work a lot of their egos can't take the knowledge of them working a regular job, which then leads to psychological problems. With all the injuries that these football players endure later on in life they may need a surgery or some sort of medical treatment and for what was once affordable is no longer for them. When it's a surgery that they need they have to get it and they are stuck with no help or
He did not listen to the advice given. When participating in hitting drills during practice, he collapsed and has a seizure. He was airlifted to a neurosurgical trauma center at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. There was pressure on the skull and presents of brain swelling and a subdural hematoma, this is a collection of blood build up in the brain. He was in the hospital for 98 das, and suffered many other major problems related to his brain injury.
These findings held up even after statistically removing the effects of the total number of years the participants played football.” It is proven that playing football before the age of twelve impacts the brain, at that age the brain is just developing and is in a fragile state. The tackles and trauma is awful for the brain. Playing football as a child is dangerous as what happens on that field when you are playing at the age of twelve can affect you for the rest of your
Many children around the world love to play football as a competitive sport or just as a fun way to entertain themselves. While football can be a great way to exercise, many troublesome injuries can occur. 30 million kids in the United States play sports, and more 3.5 million of them have an injury each year. In 2009, 215,000 kids ages 5-14 went to the hospital with serious injuries from sports. (Stanford, n.d.) Concussions are a big issue when it comes to football.
Head injuries, such as concussions are extremely detrimental to development, and children who play tackle football often receive them. This article states that “..the age of 12 [was found to be] the dividing line because it is an important time for the brain,’ and “players between the ages of 9 and 12 are exposed to an average of 240 head impacts in a single football season.” Every time these children have a head impact, they are somehow damaged cognitively. Tackling and physical contact is arguably the most important part of football, so this means that a child’s developing body and mind will constantly be taxed by injuries or intense head-on collisions. It has been made clear that developmental years are far too important to be interrupted by the ferocity of tackle football. Tackle football is a very dangerous and taxing sport, not for the faint of heart.
Even though it makes sense, it is not something we know for sure, accidents happen all the time and there is no way to know that the players will be a 100% safe. For this reason, high schoolers shouldn 't risk themselves so much, an accident could happen at any time and they could have injuries that could affect the rest of their lives. In the article, "How Dangerous Is High School Football?" by Nationwide Children 's Hospital, they agreed that high school players have more risks by quoting, "High school players have greater proportions of the more severe
Is football dangerous? Football has been around for many years, but is it too dangerous to play. I have overlooked 3 articles that discussed both the benefits and the difficulties of the sport. A range of things could happen from head injuries to broken bones.But it’s not all bad, it has its perks high school football can lead to college scholarship and also lead to professional playing which gives students time to practice and get to know their strengths and weaknesses. Overall, playing football is in fact dangerous it causes serious injuries and fatal traumas.
It was 7 in the evening, the EMS rolled in a 12-month-old to our Emergency department. The infant was in respiratory distress, had cold, clammy skin. While awaiting the vitals, his mother admitted that he was having fever and diarrhea for 2 days and had a history of underdeveloped brain. Temperature was 105F, tachycardia and tachypnea seen and BP was not recordable. We immediately started resuscitating the baby.