Essay On Violence In High School Sports

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Violence in High School Sports The rise in injuries in high school sports has been apparent over the past few years. This forces many parents and professionals to have concerns about whether or not their kids should take part in these sports. Evidence suggests that High School sports are detrimental to students’ mental and physical health due to injury, being overworked, and pressure to succeed. Millions of students take part in high school sports every year. As a result, there are many injuries that they can sustain while participating in these sports. If an athlete does sustain an injury, the injury can be a disappointment to the athlete, as well as their team and coaches. This places a large amount of pressure on these athletes and results in some of them “playing” through injuries which could cause additional injuries…show more content…
No amounts of training or the proper safety equipment can stop injuries to the head and neck area of these athletes(“Our”). New studies suggest that more than 90% of athletes get injured at some point in their career. Of those, 54% say that they have played through an injury. Additionally, 37% have sustained joint sprains and 12% have reported concussions, although many go unreported for the fear of resentment from coaches and other players. In 2012, 163,670 student-athletes ranging from middle through high school, were seen in emergency rooms for concussions. Injuries aren’t the only problem in these sports though. From 2008 to 2015, there were over 300 deaths caused from injuries that occured in sporting events in America (“At Your Own Risk”). Recently, a new kind of “unseen” injury is being reported in these high contact sports. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is caused by trauma to the brain and is an injury that needs to be studied more
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