Social Effects Of Concussions In Football

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"Unlike a broken ankle, or other injuries you can feel with your hands, or seen on an x-ray, a concussion is a disruption of how the brain works”- USA Football (Kuwana, Ellen). You can say concussions are part of human nature; it happens every time, both in sports and daily life. Concussions are fatal injuries with possible long-term effects; it must be taken seriously, should not be stereotyped, as minor injuries and equipment must be improved through science in order to deal with the seriousness of concussions. This paper will discuss the basics of a concussion, prevention and treatment of concussions in football and lastly the social impacts of a concussion. A concussion is usually defined as a type of a traumatic brain injury, which is usually caused by a strong contact between an object and the head ("Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury"). A normal brain is enveloped in spinal fluid while outside; the skull protects the brain ("Concussion: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention"). When a strong blow knocks the head, the brain rapidly accelerates and decelerates back and forth and hits skull, causing injury (Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury"). Fights, falls, knocks, transportation accidents, and sports, such as American football are usually the causes of concussions (“Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury”).
The implications of a concussion are equally devastating. Short-term effects includes drowsiness,

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