I have been playing the sport all of my life and have seen multiple sports players get seriously injured. During the season of 2017-18, a fellow football player from St. Paul’s, Michael Doherty, was paralyzed from below the arms. He was playing in a game, trying to tackle a football player, in turn, paralyzing himself. He is just like any of us other football players. I haven’t experienced it, but I am sure that kind of thing would be detrimental to a kid.
These injuries would scare any parents and would deter them from allowing their sons to play football. Over the years, more parents have become stricter on the decision to allow their children to play football. Based on a survey in 2016, only 75% of parents would allow their children to participate in the sport. This number in 2013 was 87%. The number of parents that would allow their children to play decreased because of the of the recent news of the negative health issues associated with playing football.
The players will not come out because they don’t want to be a sissy and want to keep on playing with their teammates. The medical professionals and coaches will not know the player has a concussion until after the game and it might be too late. It does not apply to the players telling them they have to come out even when they don’t get a hard it and still feel dizzy. We cannot know of some of the small concussion that occur each game without the players telling us they have concussion symptoms. A story of this was in 2013, a football player got injured and did not tell anyone of the injury.
In a case involving a 17-year-old who played football too soon after suffering a concussion and is now confined to a wheelchair. This was so serious because this teen suffered from second impact syndrome. It is often fatal and happens when a second head injury without recovering fully from the first. This boy got his injury when there was a helmet-to-helmet collision during a punt return. He had symptoms right away, but stayed in the game.
Players had to adjust to the addition of the 3-point line, it changed everything. Players had to guard other players at the 3-point line unlike they had done for their entire careers. 3-pointers made the entire game seem much more interesting and exciting to the audience. The 3-point line has only been around for about 30 years but it’s hard to imagine the game of basketball without it (Ryan
I love basketball because I am terrible at it. Despite my 6’ 0” stature, it seems that my brother stole any natural ability I might have had. Every morsel of skill I have has been worked and paid for with each drop of sweat spilt during the fourth rebound drill, each painful bruise I collect after being caught with a flying elbow, and each ragged breath I take trying to outsprint my teammate. Basketball, for me, is a challenge.
Did you know that 3.5 million children get injured each year by playing competitive sports? There has been a long disagreement about whether or not kids should be playing competitive sports, but I believe that kids should not play competitive sports. People that agree with kids playing competitive sports might argue that it is good because it helps/prevents obesity, helps kids make friends and gives them more time to hang out with friends, and help them in life. I do agree with those reasons, but I argue that kids should not play competitive sports because of injuries, stress, and overuse/burnout. One reason that children should not play competitive sports, is that it can cause many injuries that can even be fatal.
Extreme Sports have caused 4 million injuries since the year, 2000. And they are still being played! People are BMX biking, skateboarding, mountain-climbing, snowboarding and skiing, everyday. Is it really worth it to do a backflip on a snowboard knowing you could die? I don’t think it’s worth it, at all.
Playing competitive sports causes people to only think about the positive aspects of playing them, but there are also negative aspects which no one ever really considers. If you think about it, parents do not really seem to focus on the negatives to playing sports, they only seem to focus on the benefits. Things like how children receive lots of injuries, or that the cost of participating in some of these sports is astronomical. More and more kids are starting to play competitive sports and are starting at a younger age. The problem is that these kids are starting to endure more and more injuries while their bodies are still growing.
Also, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was formed. The association worked to create uniform measures for safety and to address other football issues, too. These were good steps. But players still got hurt and parents were still left worrying about their kids.
Antonio Brown did not play in the ensuing playoff game due to his concussion and the Steelers went on to lose. Although Antonio Brown may be fine now that it 's the off-season this is something that will be with him his whole life. Concussions are a very serious issue in sports. Concussions can happen at any level of play from professional to grade school sports.