Thousands of athletes get a concussion each year, if they don 't sit out for at least 6 months further problems can occur. The most common sports concussion occur are soccer, football, softball/baseball, and any physical contact sport. According to article 4 Females are more susceptible to receive a concussion, they suffer higher rates than males. Athletes should sit out at least 1 month from their sport, so they can heal properly. If an athlete doesn 't rest and get proper treatment, their concussion could get worse and lead to further damage.
The crowd goes crazy, but for the wrong cause. Nationwide Children 's Hospital states the danger football players encounter when they hit the field. There are many dangers for high school football, many high schoolers receive major damage specifically head trauma from football players. Although high school football is popular, it causes more harm then good by, having the players grow up with a high rate of injury, growing up with a high rate in depression, and the possibility of never being the same after a injury. Many of the injuries high schoolers receive can weaken that area.
Dementia is when a person think a lot which interferes with their daily functions. Huntington’s an inherited condition when nerve cells starts to lose the ability over a period of time. Athletes who come in contact with sports are more like like to get it because in a game there is usually hitting each other or even getting injured dramatically. Like no other sport there is always a person who gets injured in the head or in the body but the outcome of both are really serious because it can lead to diseases like
Concussions are a serious head injury that can lead to long term health effects and are very common in high contact sports such as football. A concussion occurs when the brain hits against the interior of the skull. In high contact sports such as football, head to head hitting occurs frequently, potentially resulting in a concussion. Diagnosing concussions can be difficult, which means players can experience multiple minor concussions in a single game. A recent study showed that, “In a study of collegiate athletes, 1/3 reported that they failed to report their concussion for ‘fear’ that being diagnosed with a concussion would result in negative repercussions from the coach or coaching staff” (Abdullah, Grady, Levine.)
It seems that every week players are getting injured and carted off the field and statistics show that concussions had risen 32 percent between the 2014-2015 seasons, that is 271 concussions in the 2015 season compared to 206 in 2014. There was also an increase of ACL and MCL injuries between the 2014-2015 seasons, although the change was not as drastic. These statistics from ESPN show that there might be a better way to play the game but the leagues and programs insist that the players know the risks of what they are doing. As hundreds of thousands of sports concussions continue to happen every year, the issue has gathered people who say that the leagues/programs should do more and others who say that concussions and getting injured are just
Over 2 million children suffer concussions in sports every year. Many of these concussions go untreated and without proper treatment, these concussions can lead to serious health problems.Concussions are important because if they aren’t identified and treated it can lead to complications in an athlete’s life down the road, things like CTE can affect their mood and decisions later in life, possibly leading them to make choices they wouldn’t normally make like blowing their money, doing drugs, alcoholism and even committing suicide. People should be doing more to prevent and treat concussions in sports, specifically in football. Although people say that concussions are too hard to track and that the science is too new to rely on, symptoms of a concussion can be
But in reality concussions are a big issue and people need to know about them. Just look at the case of former University of Missouri football player Michael Keck, who died two years ago (House). Also people with concussions need to be fully recovered or people can injure themselves worse (English). Studies show “70% of high school athletes play with their symptoms while colleges only report concussions 1 in 27 hits” (Koppelman). These all show why the public must be informed on concussions so they can be found easier.
Without waiting a long periods of time and not managing your healing process properly may cause long-term memory loss, emotional distress, depression, slowing of some types of movements, and increased possibility of suicide established in article 3. Concerning that a professional doctor gives you permission to play your sport it is still safe to wait longer to not risk any permanent damage. Of course, there are many tools of protection for the head like a reduced shock helmet said in article 1, and how usually symptoms resolve quickly. But as it is stated in article 2, "whether a concussion is acquired through a seemingly minor bump on the head, or whether it happens after repeated collisions, like those that take place in many contact sports, the effects of concussion are serious and lasting." Athletes must take this under consideration that their lives are at stake and comprehend that even if you allow yourself to gradually begin exercising and be supervised, you are putting your life at risk.
(Stanford, n.d.) Concussions are a big issue when it comes to football. More than 56.8% of all concussions in high school are from football (Momsteam, 2013). Football is the main cause of concussions and head injuries. This shows that injuries, like concussions, are very likely when playing football. Knee injuries are pretty common and can take
Head Injuries In American Football Since the beginning of American football, concussions have been a big problem with players in high school, college, and the National Football League. Concussions have led to the end of many players football careers and in some cases, their lives. People that are in college and the NFL continue, playing even though they are risking their lives just for a little fame. Today football players play the game to make money and just because of their love for the sport. Football concussions can lead to brain injuries or other serious health issues that can be fatal.
Julissa Ocampo p.2 Dec. 3rd, 2015 Intense Athletic Conditioning: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks The risks of intensive athletic conditioning does not outweigh the benefits. Some of those risks include: The effect on social lives, physical injuries, and delayed developement. These risks can cause temporary or permanent damage to the athletes body. Physical injuries can be very serious and can sometimes ruin an athletes career, physical injuries often occur because of intense athletic conditioning and over-reaching. Over-reaching happens when an athlete trains too t states "overtraing syndrome can result in an overuse injury which is defined as a microtraumatic damage to bone, muscle, or tendon due to repetitive stress without adequate time for recovery"(faigenbaum, pp3, paragraph 3).