I know that sports like these carry risks of injury, as with any other sport, but critical injuries can be prevented and minor injuries can be healed if safety guidelines for the specific sport are followed. Athletes need to know that they have to alert a coach of an injury IMMEDIATELY following the incident and coaches need to know when to pull a player out of the game. After that, the chance of getting hurt even more skyrocket. Instead of
Athletes with a concussion should sit out longer to let the brain fully heal itself. Some athletes have to take more time to heal from a head injury, depending on how serious the injury is. After receiving the first concussion or another head injury, the risk of receiving another is higher than the first. Did you know, that approximately ten percent of athletes take more than seven days of rest after receiving a head injury of some kind? As stated in excerpt one, protective gear only reduce the risk of injuring the head.
By banning this game, the government would be stripping a person’s ability to practice a legitimate, entertaining, and competitive game. Furthermore, Fantasy Football does not share many characteristics with gambling, and is supported by professional, reputable societies, and by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Lastly, rules and regulations are being added to ensure that fantasy football maintains fair play. Fantasy football has some flaws, yet the government would be taking a large fallacious leap by banning or restricting it. It is imperative that the people do all they can to fight what could become an egregious error with profound impact on
Goodell said, “There are risks in the lives of teenagers everyday, football is not one of them” (Kindelan and Conway). Supporters of football also claim “football really instill a sense of pride in kids who play in the community” (Tyler 16). However, the tough, manly persona that is “football culture” can lead to more problems. For instance players return to the field to quickly after sustaining injuries to appear tough.
Head injuries are one of the most common injuries in a football player. Neurologist Dr. Julian Bailes talked about the subject many times explaining the risks of injuries, but that doesn’t stop his kids from playing the game that people know and love. “I have two children who play football and I believe football is safer than it’s ever been” (Nixon). Football is a dangerous sport but they always have made sure to keep it as safe as possible with helmets and pads. If it was not as cautious as the sport actually is then it would not be a sport because of how dangerous it is.
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
According to this view, drivers think laws should be enforced in order to stop texting and driving. In summary, the issue is whether or not to enforce tougher laws in order to stop texting and driving. or to ease up on the whole texting and driving thing because there is not anything wrong with texting and driving. It is clear that tougher laws should be enforced in order to stop people from texting and driving. Officers should help pass and enforce tougher laws in order to stop texting and driving or to reduce the rates of it.
Although I hoped that not texting while driving should be common sense to people considering how much focus one needs when driving, the upsetting cases of accidents and loss of life due to distracting from texting while driving has shaped my opinion that texting while driving should be made illegal for the good of
The laws that were passed between 2009-2013 called Return to Play, have not been reviewed to see what the outcome of the steps taken have accomplished. Public health officials need to continue the research into concussions caused by sports to see if the steps taken are working or if there is something else that can be done to help prevent these injuries. Many other strides have been made as well in the prevention of head injury including the advancement of helmet technology and new regulations in different sports. For example, the NFL banned tackling an opponent with your head back in 1976 which decreased head injuries by
They have improved helmets over time, where most people are not getting as many concussions or neck injuries. A helmet is a huge factor in the equipment football players wears. If there was no football helmet there would be much more injuries than there is now and much worse. All these steps are well worth it in the end when I do not get those injuries I could receive from not wearing my equipment. Some players do not wear all their equipment and they get injured because of it.
This precaution has saved many players from going back into the game and becoming more injured. Also, the NFL has reduced concussions by fining players for hitting players in defenseless positions. Although the number is dropping, 154 is a considerable amount of concussions. Some minor rules have been changed by the NFL to make the game more safe, however concussions are still happening. The heads are these professional players need to be protected more so the brain does not get damaged.
The NFL has seen an increase in concussions over the years due to the style of play, and the speed of the game is much faster paced. In the past five years, the NFL has taken steps to try to limit concussions. The reason why it has taken so long to make changes was because in the past no one really knew the dangers of concussions. Some precautions that have been put in place are fines when hits to the head occur to restrain player from violent head to head collisions. The NFL has restricted teams to only allowing 14 full-contact practices during its 18-week season.
Many different investigations were started in order to connect CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) to football. These investigations succeeded, even though some took longer to be recognized due to the fact of how important American football is to the U.S.A., but nonetheless it was known that NFL players were at a high risk for CTE and the only way to fix it is to stop playing football. During studies like the NFL case in 2002, there was a big riot about NFL and how it impacts the football fans, but they never focused on how the injuries start to stack up into CTE. The scientists that focus towards the beginning of a football athletes rate of concussions start to see the a distortion in the brain. Scientists like Dr. Christopher Whitlow, who did an experiment on 25 boys around mid teens and used helmets to record brain activity while playing football.
Now they take concussions extremely seriously and do what they can to prevent it too save there imagine. First of the many big rule changes was they made it illegal to hit above the shoulder pads. They took the new rule seriously. If you get caught delivering a hit it is a 15-yard penalty. In the 2015 NFL playoffs this was shown of how big the penalty could cost you when Bengal’s linebacker on purposely tried to injure star wide receiver for their rivals, Antonio Brown.
Football is a violent game and every one involved in it knows that there will certainly be injuries. However, most injuries manifest themselves immediately, are orthopedic, not life-threatening, and with the help of nature and orthopedic medicine, will sooner or later heal. Injury to the brain is another matter.