Short Term Effects Of Concussions In Sports

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Problem-Definition Project Nearly 21% of all traumatic brain injuries to American children are due to sports and recreational activities. In the US, the most common injuries in youth, collegiate and professional sports is ankle injuries and pulled muscles. However, the most detrimental injury is stress to the brain, also known as a concussion. A concussion is a type of head injury that is most of the time caused by a whiplash or violent shaking of the head which is mainly seen in football, soccer and hockey(contact sports). Injuries in sports can last a lifetime depending on the severity causing many athletes to sit out of sports; therefore, athletes education lives are changed due to the inability to learn. Most athletes experience a head injury at one point in their lives if they are involved in competitive sports. Some people that live with TBI(traumatic brain injury) long term effects often have trouble with short term memory and paying attention. They also have trouble performing daily tasks and report feeling "slower." Even though small amounts of head injuries have life lasting affects, the ones that do obviously impact their everyday lives. When people…show more content…
Considering a concussion is an injury that(most of the time) temporarily “disrupts” normal function to the brain, one with a concussion must sit out of class because it will be difficult to think, concentrate, remember and learn new material. While sitting out of school may seem joyful, athletes must not do anything involving thinking. This includes being on anything electronic, watching tv, reading and doing puzzles. It is a pretty hard recovery that is most of the time still filled with headaches and nausea.
Athletes must become familiar with the long term effects through their coaches as well as being introduced to caution in order to limit the amount of lifetime
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