Concussions And Concussions On Sports

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Concussions In Sports

Luca Vanore
Prof. Thomas
Iona College

December 5th, 2015
Since the beginning of professional sports, one of the most controversial topics has been head Injuries and even more specifically, concussions. A concussion is an injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall, or the like; a shock caused by the impact of a collision, blow, etc.; the act of violently shaking or jarring. (dictionary.com) although people do not think so, these injuries have a lasting effect that could change life dramatically down the road. Should sports leagues all over the world be implementing more safety rules in order to prevent these types of head injuries? What makes them so dangerous and why should we give the topic much more attention. Concussions in sports are a major problem that needs to be addressed much for seriously. 66 percent of teenagers who reportedly suffered a concussion did not feel it was serious enough to tell an adult. Head trauma resulting in brain injury is the greatest killer under the age of 45 and the greatest cause of disability in people under 44. Brain injury kills more children under age 20 than every other cause combined. In the U.S., athletes suffer from roughly 300,000 concussions every year. Immediate consequences of concussions include blurred vision, headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, or unconsciousness. Athletes with serious concussions may experience symptoms for 3 weeks or more. Concussions are more…
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