Throughout America’s history, football has been well known and a popular sport. Throughout the years, however, the safety of helmets have always been in question. As time went on, the amount of injuries significantly went down the helmets did not solve the problem completely. On November 6, 1869 the first "football" game took place. In my research I found that helmets were not mandatory until the 30’s which left a lot of players open to injury especially when half the players were wearing helmets and the other half were not while playing on the field.
In the magazine article “Football Under Fire” the author introduces problems that football players face, such as concussions. Lately, Accidents on the field have been under observation which includes concussions (the action of the brain being shaken in the skull); brain traumas are being observed as well. These head accidents have been found to cause damage to the nerve cells in the brain; the damage may then lead to a “serious brain disorder called chronic traumatic encephalopathy also known as CTE.” In the “2015 season” alone, at least “5 players were killed due to injuries during games.” In that case, some injuries are still not able to be prevented even with padding and helmets, such as being paralyzed due to hard hits or other injuries.
I elected to choose this article on concussions because of my interest in football and more importantly sports. Over the last five years, the sport of football has been tarnished to an extent because of the amount of concussions and the side effects shown in former professional players. I grew up playing football and learned many life lessons from it, and to see the media destroy the reputation of the sport hurts. I personally wanted to see in-depth details on the subject, so this article helps me better understand the topic. I am hoping to one day work in sports, and working in football is my dream.
To get a full understanding of the impact a concussion has on athletes, a sample population was usually chosen. The main objective of the research was to measure the immediate effects and natural recovery course relating to symptoms, cognitive functioning, and postural stability following sport related concussions. There are two stages an athlete must go through; Physical rest, which means strenuous activity should be avoided until the athlete has no post-concussion symptoms, Cognitive rest, because a concussion impacts the brain 's cognitive function, this means no reading, time off of school or work etc... This article also shows the percentages of how long on average an athlete returns to play, most of the time athletes recover between 1-6
Lately, injuries are starting to become more common as the sports start their seasons. A big topic on injuries that has come up a lot more recently is concussions. As little as five years ago society was not as informed on concussions as we are today. there are still much we don 't know on head injuries. Studies are being held to help improve our knowledge so this injury can be taken care of properly and efficiently.
Intense sports like football are very famous, but might be too dangerous. Football has the largest percentage of all sports that have injured members almost every time. Football is an American sport known for tackles, but it causes injuries from head to head impact and causes medical care. Football is a very famous sport, causes damage like concussions and C.T.E. (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). Football and other intense sports causes concussions to happen, which causes brain damage.
Concussions in Soccer and Football A concussion is a very serious brain injury. Concussions are considered a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion can happen to anyone. A concussion is caused by something hitting the head and having whiplash.
Almost Making It Happen I expected to get a few bruises, but not a getting a concussion. Before the soccer game, my idea of a concussion was getting bumped in the head, receive headaches, and it would heal up in a week and then you would go back to the way you were. I was wrong. At times, concussions can be deadly, and if you have them more than once, it will decrease your chance of keeping your brain healthy and surviving. Concussions can also give you migraines and make you dizzy.
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.
The concentration on concussions in sports has elevated in the past few years given the number of sports figures who have passed away all too soon as a result of the studies conducted after their passing. The severity of the damage concussions can cause is still to be proven, but prevention should be a topic that is top of mind for anyone who participates in sports, from youth to professionals. In the case of Steve Montador, whose career ended due to a concussion, was documented as a shoulder injury is proof that sports leagues are aware of the challenge, but may be unsure of how to address. Some are concerned with what the lack of physicality will do to the overall “entertainment” factor of attracting fans.
It’s rare to see the NFL under fire, but when it come to concussions, that’s a different story. The NFL claims progress is being made. On the first day of the start of the NFL season, linebacker Stewart Bradley of the Philadelphia Eagles tackled a player head first; his legs began to buckle and he collapsed. Minutes later, he was subbed back into the game. The NFL calls that progress?
Every person in the world loves football! Football has the highest rates of catastrophic head injuries (16).The long term health effects of high impact sport injures can be super dangerous. “Medical researchers at Boston University recently confirmed that 88 of 92 former NFL players donated their brains for research…”(15). “... NFL players who donate their brains for research suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy( C.T.E.), a brain disease induced by repetitive head trauma and linked to depression,aggression,impulse-control problems,memory loss, and dementia”(15).