Each year high school athletes suffer from concussions more frequently. In the article, “After a Concussion it’s Unclear When -or if- High School Athletes Should Return to Action,” by Sam McDowell, this issue is addressed. The problem faced with this issue is many states are forming new laws and regulations on how soon athletes who have suffered concussions can return to the game. Not only are states making legal actions, but parents and doctors are stepping up to make sure athletes are ready before clearance is given. “I think we all worry about sending a kid back out there too soon. Any doctor who says otherwise is lying,” said Greg Canty, director of the Center for Sports Medicine at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Concussions are a big issue today, and should be treated even more serious than they are.
Football among other sports is a game that requires perseverance, hard work, risks and maximum determination. Millions of people all over the world are aware of football, and a number of them have taken part in it. However, the sport had no limitations and filled with on contacts. For a player to be recognized, he or she must be in a position to give-up on safety limits and certain boundaries. However, these players get injuries hence affecting their mental wellness, long-term willingness as well as their personal life. Concussions are the leading injuries in football and have attracted the attention of the public who needs to know what can be done to help these
Concussion are a major problems in most American sports. Many people know about concussions and what they are. The problem is how as a country do we stop people from getting concussion. Many people are rushed to the emergency room every year for concussion. Football players were second on the list for visit to the emergency room however, cyclist were number one in emergency visit with head injuries. The problem is that these helmets that football and cyclist use doesn't really protect the brain from collison. The brain requires more protecting than padding in a helmet. Many people are just ditching the helmet because of it not protecting their heads as well as it can also be a danger to somebody. Ian Walker of the University of Bath conducted an experiment in which he rode a bike 320 kilometer. He had a video camera following him the whole trip. He wanted to see how much clearance he would get if he wore a helmet as well sometimes wear a long wig to make drivers think he was a women.
Almost one hundred and forty-eight years has passed since the first football game. During that span, there has been numerous leagues of all ages formed, the popularity has skyrocketed in and out of the United States, and as a plethora amount of people played, a higher amount of people sustained injuries. Fast forward to today’s time, and a major topic with the media is the NFL, the concussion scandal, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and player safety. As an Athletic Trainer and medical provider, there are aspects of every football game that create a sense of anxiety. Big hits and kickoffs are exhilarating for the spectators; however, Athletic Trainers see thunderous impacts and full speed collisions jarring the brain, damaging the body, and decreasing player safety.
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.
Recently, researchers in a new study found that the effects of concussion could last for much longer than what scientists had previously guessed. After clinical recovery from concussions, we have seen a lot of athletes who still have reduced blood flow to the brain. Normally, sports-related concussions are judged based on the symptoms and through neurological tests. According to research from the Medical College of Wisconsin, athletes have decreased blood flow in the brain long after they appeared to recover from a brain injury.
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The ideal autumn Sunday, for many of us, involves dedicating time to watch football with friends or family─we consider this a great source of relaxation. Whether it be a classic rivalry or a sensational divisional matchup, people across America enjoy football. However, most viewers do not examine the safety of the players providing entertainment. Head trauma, a major problem battled by countless present-day and former football players, is substantially impacting the league. Head injuries are becoming more common each year; they can lead to greater struggles such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is similar to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. In order to protect its current and upcoming
Over 2 million children suffer concussions in sports every year. Many of these concussions go untreated and without proper treatment, these concussions can lead to serious health problems.Concussions are important because if they aren’t identified and treated it can lead to complications in an athlete’s life down the road, things like CTE can affect their mood and decisions later in life, possibly leading them to make choices they wouldn’t normally make like blowing their money, doing drugs, alcoholism and even committing suicide. People should be doing more to prevent and treat concussions in sports, specifically in football. Although people say that concussions are too hard to track and that the science is too new to rely on, symptoms of a concussion can be
“High school football accounts for 47% of all reported sports related concussions with 33% happening in practice” (“Head Case - Complete Concussion Managements.”). Ice hockey and soccer are the other sports with the most reported concussions, and the amount of concussions has doubled in the last 10 years. For “people ages 15-24 years, sports are second only to car crashes as the
The concentration on concussions in sports has elevated in the past few years given the number of sports figures who have passed away all too soon as a result of the studies conducted after their passing. The severity of the damage concussions can cause is still to be proven, but prevention should be a topic that is top of mind for anyone who participates in sports, from youth to professionals.
It was recess time at Lake Harbor Middle School, and a group of boys were playing basketball. Two of the boys went for the same ball, and they ended up colliding, falling to the ground. On his way down, one of the boys hit his head on the concrete. This caused him to ask a continuous loop of questions for two hours after the initial impact. Now, almost two years later, the boy still does not remember the day he got his first concussion. Stories like this are not uncommon, especially in the physically demanding sports culture we live in today. Concussions should be taken seriously due to the negative effects they can have on the brain.
In 2011 the Colorado legislator took a step to protecting youth athletes form the dangers of second-impact syndrome by requiring that educations course cover not only the dangers of a concussion, but the dangers of multiple concussion. Colorado even expanded its law’s scope beyond those of California, requiring that private clubs, public recreation facilities, and athletic leagues sponsoring youth athletic activities comply with the requirements of the concussion laws. Pennsylvania has even gone as far to provide for statutory penalties for a coach who does not comply with the statutory “return to play” requirements. Connecticut imposes educational requirements on student athletes and their parents or guardians regarding concussion. Demonstrating a strong understating of where youth concussion pose the most risk, Connecticut also requires that football coaches undergo best practice training on dealing with football specific concussions. However, not all states have acted to improve on Lystedt
The topic I chose to present on is that of concussion in sports. Consequently, in this multi-genre project you will see many different types of genres presented throughout Each genres is something that allows the reader to see the more human and scientifically side of disorder. The human side will allow you as a reader to be able to connect with the people in the stories that are presented. The scientific part show how a Concussion can occur and the symptoms of one. Moreover this is something that needs to be know so if someone as a concussion it can be helped quicker. Concussion is important topic to discuss because it allow people to see that it a serious topic. That these injures are happening it seems like employers are taking action. It
“An estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year, although the true figure is unknown because most concussions are not recognized and reported. Players in collision sports such as American football may experience many more subconcussive impacts throughout a season and career” (Stern 460). The people at risk for concussions and CTE range from amature athletes to professional athletes and even highly trained military personnel. The cause and effects of concussions and CTE are becoming more prevalent in all levels of athletics, however athletes themselves are still slow to acknowledge them and take themselves out of the game in order to allow their brain to heal. There are millions of athletes participating in contact sports as well as military troops who are at risk for repetitive brain trauma. Athletes, coaches, and service men and women, need to be aware of the causes, symptoms, and effects of concussions and