The Concussions In Football

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Concussions In Football Concussions - what are they? How do they happen? Why is it so important to try and prevent them? Concussions are becoming a huge issue in today’s world of football due to the problems that come along with them. When a player suffers a concussion, their brain is brutally shaken and bounced off of the walls of the athlete’s skull. Many organizations, such as the NFL, have put millions of dollars into research and trying to make the game safer, but as of now, things have only gotten worse. Some believe the National Football League isn’t doing enough and others believe they’re doing too much. One thing is for sure: concussions are not a light matter and something needs to be done to help prevent medical issues. Many players, both amauetur and, professional are being sidelined by these traumatic head …show more content…

Since nobody really knew about Chronic Encephalopathy (CTE), everybody blamed concussions for players’ brain injuries. Chronic Traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of brain trauma. Many people blame CTE instead of concussions for brain injuries. This is true, but in order to be diagnosed with CTE you have to have multiple concussions or repeated blows to the head. Concussions are very serious and should not be taken lightly. When you suffer a concussion, your brain is in danger. When you suffer multiple concussions you are in even more danger of permanent damage. After a hard blow to the head, your brain bounces off the walls of your skull damaging your brain. Football should continue to be a physical sport but give the athletes a couple of plays off after receiving a hard hit. With that being said, I also believe players should retire after a certain amount of

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