An investigation published a year ago by the New York Times discovered that concussion research from the National Football League (NFL) was left incomplete almost to the point of being misleading. The Times also reported, data that the NFL used in 13 peer-reviewed articles, that supported the
Nathaniel Vinton. “Concussions are on the rise in the NFL: League releases data that shows 58% increase in regular season concussions” New York Daily News, 30 January 2015. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/concussions-rise-nfl-league-data-reveals-article-1.2513828
A recent study of college football players has shown that those who participate in high contact sports and have had a concussion before have a 300% higher chance of having another one in comparison to athletes that have never had a concussion before (Jolicoeur et al, 2007). The NFL and NCAA have enacted several rule changes in order to minimize the occurrence of concussions. These new rules, like many before them, have come under the scrutiny of the very athletes that they were meant to protect. The NHL and NHL Players Association in 1997 together created a program in order to get a better understanding of concussions and how to prevent them (Burke et al, 2011). According to Covassin (2008), athletes who have had more than one concussion take a longer time to recover with each concussion that they suffer from.
Many memories are made in football, but sadly some of the greatest players cannot recall them. The National Football League has been associated with concussions and brain traumas throughout the years, but lately it has been exposed by media and NFL veterans. The league recently “reached a $765 million preliminary
A concussion, which could be caused by a small head movement, is no minor issue as it could lead to brain trauma. Many people are affected by it and many more are vulnerable to it. But the impact isn't the real issue. The real issue is with the lack of healing and recovery. Healing time is crucial when it comes to head injuries and, according to the CDC, most athletes get around 7 days to recover compared to the recommended 1-2 months! Athletes sometimes don't even get time to recover and this could lead to long term effects in life. According to my personal experience, my ability to focus has been greatly reduced because of a concussion. This is a serious issue that is often overlooked my coaches and parents because of their pride and overconfidence in the child. Due to the fact that concussions could lead to permanent brain damage, discomfort, and long term illness, student athletes should be excluded from any athletics until a full recovery had been accomplished.
Concussion ratings have went up in many sports and many people are trying to change that. Every player wants to play the sport they love as long as they can but you can't play sports with brain injuries. Many players don't think of concussions as much as they should they are way more serious then talked to be. Therefore i think all athletes should not be able to play or practice when they have suffered from three concussions because of the potential harm concussions have on the body.
It is good to see the NFL take steps to better protect its players, but critics say it is long overdue. And while they are fair in that assessment, even they have to agree that the league’s stances on concussions and policies has significantly changed in the last decade.
Concussions are problems that almost every athlete goes through. Football players, boxers and hockey players all have suffered from some type of concussion they refer to it as "hearing bells" or "seeing lights" . Even though its over 100,000 concussions in football over a year other sports suffer
For many years, the NFL claimed to be working on ways to prevent concussions and other severe injuries; nevertheless, the numbers are continuously rising. Over the preseason and regular season, diagnosed concussions increased 15.6 percent from 2016 to 2017 (243 to 281) and 22.7 percent from 2013 to 2017 (229 to 281) (Maske). The NFL has previously taken measures to lower the numbers, 47 rule changes since 2002 to strengthen the league's medical protocols and protect players from concussions, but those measures were not enough. In 2010, the league expanded its rules to prevent "defenseless" players from taking hits above their shoulders in order to protect them from blows to the head. Also in 2010, the NFL made a rule declaring the ball dead
The NFL is big part of many Americans life during the fall and the off season. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that hosts the most watched 4 hours of television in America. As an athlete who played football for many years, I wanted to ask the question; is the NFL’s
Death sentences, or even handicap for life, the reality of sports is they can lead to outcomes of all kinds. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is the outcome of many hits to the head, as concussions.. It affects the body by limiting the body movement to just the eyes. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy become the result of an extra gene, but also could be caused by concussions, or head trauma. The diagnosis of these diseases have been seen in young athletes, due to the constant head trauma. Sports have made it a big thing to comprehend and to be aware of as well. Concussions are the main cause of the diseases because of the repetitive hits the brain is taking to the skull. Sports have a variety of wins, but the intensities of the game are not worth the win with the life threatening plays.
Science says concussions are inevitable; 96 percent of all NFL players and 79 percent of all football players test positive for brain disease (Source: Frontline League of Denial 9/18/15 Concussion Watch Article). Prior to 2002, the NFL’s approach to preventing, treating, and managing concussions and CTE was very different than it is today. My essay will explore what some of those differences were and whether or not changes in the NFL are improving the outcomes and quality of life for current and former NFL players.
Concussions are a common injury in athletes that participate in contact sports. Identifying the symptoms of a concussion is difficult without proper training. This literature review will define concussion, identify symptoms of a concussions, short and long term effects of a concussion, reporting injury, and the return
Don Banks, a writer for Sports Illustrated states that we must “worry less about new rules ‘ruining’ the game and more about the lives that have been ruined by the game.” Banks believes that thanks to the effects of dementia, depression, and suicides related to brain trauma, the NFL is going to need to make more rule changes (Banks). These types of changes in the rules include changes like one in 2013, where the NFL made it illegal for a ball carrier to lower his head and use the crown of his helmet to initiate forcible contact with a defender in the open field. This rule change was made in order to take the ball carriers head out of the game and prevent helmet to helmet collisions and many believe making changes like these is the only way to prevent concussions
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