Why Do Concussions Benefit College Football Players?

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In high school football, boys are battered on the practice field and game day. Opposing teams can’t let that touch down happen. Players are hit harder and harder to the point where they occasionally get concussions. The demand to play college football or even in the NFL has increased, as do the harder hits. And with those harder hits come the bigger bruises, concussions and injuries. Getting into these high-end football programs isn’t easy either. With that demand, motivation and drive, it’s not enough sometimes. For those wanting to play in college, scholarships are key. The better the player, the higher expectancy for obtaining a scholarship or higher amount. During the 2005-06 season, high school football players sustained more than half a million injuries nationally. A study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Columbus Children 's Hospital, is the first to compare injuries among high school and collegiate football players using a nationally representative sample. According to the study, published in the August issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine, four out of every 1,000 high school football exposures resulted in an injury, while eight out of every 1,000 collegiate football exposures resulted in an injury.…show more content…
In the study done, running plays were proven to be the leading cause of injury in both high school and collegiate football, and in high school they accounted for the majority of season-ending injuries and
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