The leading causes of death and accidents in sports are caused by concussions. However, deaths have increased from concussion accidents. A concussion mostly comes from football players that are running very quickly, is the rate of concussion going up. If football players don’t run as quick then it would cut down some of the concussion rates. Bleeding in the brain killed a lot of males
In a study on concussed athletes the ones who continued to play had worse scores on both mental function tests performed eight days after the concussion and 30 days after the concussion. Medical records showed mental function had been similar in all players before their concussions (Tanner 2). In April of 2016, A study presented at an American Academy of Neurology meeting revealed that “more than 40 percent of retired National Football League players had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging ("Concussions in Sports"). A study published in the journal Neurology tracked 3,439 retired players with at least 5 seasons in the NFL found that those players are four times as likely as other men their age to die of Alzheimer 's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) ("Concussions in Sports"). Return-to-play policies are widespread, especially in youth athletics, and they usually recommend sidelining players after a suspected concussion until symptoms resolve.
Is football dangerous? Football has been around for many years, but is it too dangerous to play. I have overlooked 3 articles that discussed both the benefits and the difficulties of the sport. A range of things could happen from head injuries to broken bones.But it’s not all bad, it has its perks high school football can lead to college scholarship and also lead to professional playing which gives students time to practice and get to know their strengths and weaknesses. Overall, playing football is in fact dangerous it causes serious injuries and fatal traumas.
Hannah Hawker AP Language and Composition Mr.Leland 23 December 2015 What are the effects of a concussion? Contact sports have become one of the most popular entertainment facets in United States culture. One of the most popular is football, which may be more dangerous than perceived by fans. There are various physical health risks associated with playing football; however, many people fail to realize that football carries mental health risks as well. Concussions are a serious head injury that can lead to long term health effects and are very common in high contact sports such as football.
Head injuries, such as concussions are extremely detrimental to development, and children who play tackle football often receive them. This article states that “..the age of 12 [was found to be] the dividing line because it is an important time for the brain,’ and “players between the ages of 9 and 12 are exposed to an average of 240 head impacts in a single football season.” Every time these children have a head impact, they are somehow damaged cognitively. Tackling and physical contact is arguably the most important part of football, so this means that a child’s developing body and mind will constantly be taxed by injuries or intense head-on collisions. It has been made clear that developmental years are far too important to be interrupted by the ferocity of tackle football. Tackle football is a very dangerous and taxing sport, not for the faint of heart.
Head Injuries In American Football Since the beginning of American football, concussions have been a big problem with players in high school, college, and the National Football League. Concussions have led to the end of many players football careers and in some cases, their lives. People that are in college and the NFL continue, playing even though they are risking their lives just for a little fame. Today football players play the game to make money and just because of their love for the sport. Football concussions can lead to brain injuries or other serious health issues that can be fatal.
Because of the horrific ramification of concussions, some steps have been and are being taken to help prevent the risk of the injury but more must be done still. The NFL introduced some new tweaks to the concussion protocol to help prevent the possibility of continued play while concussed. The protocol is a simple 5 step process and is as follows, 1- If potential concussion is identified the player will be immediately removed from the game. 2- The team physician and unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant will: first review the video of the occurrence, then do a direct neuro evaluation on the player. 3- If concussion is still suspected the player will be escorted to the locker room for further evaluation.
Since scientist have begun studying the effects of concussions on the brain with professional football players it has become apparent that concussions can lead to permanent brain damage and memory loss. Also, studies show that because of the speed and hits they receive every day, retired football players have developed brain diseases and short term memory which has made their lives a blight. Since the link of concussions to brain damage has been made, the NFL has made changes in the league to prevent these traumatic diseases. The league has changed the way they practice on the field and even the equipment they use. Even though there is no definite answer to solving the serious amounts of concussive cases in football, the game of football still goes on and precautions are being taken to prevent dramatic
Robeson and King believe that the “inquiry into the growing controversy over concussions and football clearly shows that many decisions have been made in the absence of critically important information” (334). If concussions are a natural consequence of football, then the National Football League would have been willing to better inform their athletes by “[revealing] data from its own sponsored research” after they settled disputes in 2013 with about 4,500 disgruntled players and families; a settlement that cost the league about $765 million” (Robeson and King 335). Any decision made when a person has not experienced full disclosure is not informed (Robeson and King 334). Concussions should not be considered a common conclusion of contact sports should athletes be inadequately
In football they were taught to tackle with the force from their heads which leads to CTE. It’s a degenerative brain injury, called Chronic Traumatic encephanlopathy. One study ofr 35 former professional american football players found that 34 showed signes of brain injuries. In rugby of course everbody thinks the sport is more dangerous just because they don’t have any padding. However, the amount of concussions and CTE diagnosis’s are a lot less in rugby.