Players that are suspected to have a concussion or brain injury, have to get cleared by a neurologist before getting back into the game. 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.
As a result, fans and even doctors was unaware of the situation on concealment. Because many doctors and researchers were part of the NFL teams, they could not defy the NFL and were forced to forge the data. In order to fix the forgery, independent researchers and physicians who are not affiliated with the NFL must conduct a transparent research to show actual research on concussions in the NFL. Since concussion issues are newly introduced, more reliable and thorough information is needed for players to safely prevent long-term brain injuries. With NFL’s pseudo logical data, the prevention and
Conidi has found out that the more years a player plays in the NFL, the more likely he was to show symptoms of the disease TBI. Although, the number of concussions a player can get is not linked to the extent of brain injury found on the MRI. That shows that it’s not the huge hits that show so much controversy that is the only culprit for brain injury, but also the accumulative effects of many, the little hits are not the hits that actually cause concussions on their own but altogether they are probably just as
The gap in years between was due to there being no data released between 2008-2011. In fact, between that time the NFL had enacted a major concussion protocol rule that prevented players showing concussions symptoms to return back to the game. The data from 2002-2007 and 2012-2015 are used to show the before and after, respectively ,of concussion data between when major protocol was enacted. The space also gives time for the protocols to have time to be defined and properly implemented. Between 2002 and to 2007 there were 787 Concussions over 5 seasons which brings the
They deny having any connection with CTE. CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain caused by repeated head injuries. CTE was first found in boxers and recent studies show that CTE is also found in football players. It causes a buildup of an abnormal protein called Tau. During the recent interview conducted by the New York Times, NFL members have denied having any relationship between the NFL and CTE.
“I know my daddy loved me, but in his generation they didn 't hug their kids and tell them that. I have done that, but Tony just reinforced that idea. When I saw Eli on Sunday (before the Giants ' playoff game), I hugged him. Then I hugged him the next day. And then, when I took him to the hunting club (this week), I hugged him.” He put his role as a father first then football and always had time for his children no matter
Next week they have a huge game against the second place Green Bay Packers. 6. Pittsburgh Steelers: 6-4 (9) One thing I am certain about is the Steelers will win one of the wild cards in the AFC. If it weren’t for an abundance of injuries, the Steelers would, in my opinion, be a top three team in the entire league. Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t even supposed to play this week, and, despite playing on basically one foot, he threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns.
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.
A Boston businessman with the name, Billy Sullivan Jr, had with a strong sports promotional background and acquired an AFL (American Football League) franchise on November 22, 1959. In Keeping the New England heritage, the nickname, “Patriots” was selected by an assembly of Boston sportswriters in a contest to pick the name. The Patriot defeated the Buffalo Bills in the first AFL pre-season game on July 30. The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in their first ever regular season game on September 9th. .During the Patriots ' first ten years, finding a convenient playing home in the Boston area was almost as vital as putting a competitive team on the field.
After researching this topic extensively as well as talking to Dr. Peter Deluca who now acts as the head team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles I have come to the conclusion that concussions are a problem that are not controllable by the NFL. Dr. Deluca explained that these athletes are using the most up to date technology in the world as far as their padding and helmets go and unless hitting is completely eliminated from the NFL concussions is a problem that you will see not only within the NFL but also with every contact sport. Major traumatic brain injuries are something that needs to be taken more seriously especially in youth sports as well as in highs school. I strongly believe that there is more that the NFL can do to help protect these athletes and these athletes should be compensated for the injures that they sustain over the course of a given career. Some other things that I believe that NFL should consider to make the game safer include, Eliminating kickoffs, having a mandatory sit out period after sustaining a major traumatic brain injury, having more support programs for athletes who suffer from concussion issues such as short and long term memory loss and PTSD and lastly, Larger fines for helmet to helmet hits.
Football is the most American of all of the sports we play. We have good memories of playing catch and watching games with our friends, however, there is a darker side to this all-American sport, the damage done to the brains of the players. While the NFL has attempted to make great strides in preventing further damage to players on the field suffering from concussions, the rates of concussions continue to rise. In 2014, 206 concussions were diagnosed, while in 2015, that number rose to 271 concussions. If these new regulations truly had an effect upon the safety of the players, we would instead see little growth, if not a decline, of diagnosed concussions.
As concussions occur more and more in the NFL and among teens, more research has been conducted. There has been research on teens that concussions had occurred in teen’s brains, to find out what type of hit teens gotten by football may of suffer from it. There are many concussions in the NFL and especially teens who play football that have suffered death and never to play the sport they love. Teens and athletes who love the sport football, have been suffered by concussions that had ruin their playing for the most of this moments but research has been conducted of ways to help out teens and NFL. To prevent concussions, coaches and parents have the right to support their athletes to mental support from doctors.
One major issue with one of America’s favorite sports, football, is the head injuries that go untreated. With concussions the only person who can tell if they are injured is the player until now, the invention of the Mamori Mouthguard will revolutionize concussion prevention and treatment. The Mamori Mouthguard works through a combination of an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer. With these sensors the mouth guard can determine the amount of force the player was hit by. The mouth guard can then relay the message to a computer through a Mamori app.
Teens can not really exaggerate a concussion because they can be life threatening depending on the severity of the concussion. Another group of experts say the concussion protocol stuff is a waste of money because they think teen concussions are not that serious. The concussion protocol actually helps save a teen 's life. The solution to this problem is to make an item used in sports such as a mouthguard or helmet to tell if they have a concussion or not and the severity. For instance, in a football game when a player takes a hard blow to the head, then says “coach I am fine put me back in the game” the side of his helmet will say he has a concussion and the severity of it.
If the NFL is prompted to explore new technology in order to make the game safer, that could have a huge effect of the number of people with brain disorder following their career. Many players have experienced these life threatening disorders that cause tragic results. Frank Wycheck was a tight-end who played for the Redskins for the majority of his career. Wycheck was interviewed following an NFL concussion case settlement. He called it a “joke”(Red), and explained how he, himself, suffered from CTE.