The Consequences Of Concussions

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Many think that a concussion is a slight injury that keeps us out of physical activity for a couple weeks, but it is truly so much more than. Concussions are one of the most serious injuries a person can encounter. It is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury, and it is also one of the most common injuries. Even a mild blow to the head can result in many consequences. Most of these concussions are caused from playing sports, and football is the number one cause. 64 percent of concussions from sports are from football. In the NFL, more and more head injuries are occurring. Concussions can have lasting consequences to your health and need to be taken more seriously by the NFL. Concussions can have long lasting effects on the brain. Symptoms…show more content…
According to Frontline.org, the number of concussion sustained during games has dropped. In 2012 alone, 171 concussions were reported during games only. So far in the 2015 season, there have only been 154 concussions. This 10% drop is caused by more awareness of concussions. 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. The heads are these professional players need to be protected more so the brain does not get damaged. The brain does not only get injured during concussions. Minnesota says that any given professional player can receive up to 1500 blows to the head each season. Multiple seasons of football can lead to serious damage, and diseases like alzheimer 's. More precautions should be taken by the NFL to prevent brain damage from
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