Picture a college size stadium filled with parents, students, and fans. Overflowing with crisp fall air and trembling with excitement for kickoff of a high school football game. The whistle blows, ball is kicked , the sound of pads and helmets colliding. But then the second whistle blows and you see your teammate lying on the ground unconscious. Now nothing but that white jersey laying motionless on the turf matters to you. Trainers then EMT’s rush over. They put a brace on his neck, his body on a stretcher and rush him off the field. These are the types of hits apparent in high school age football. Now double the size and speed of that impact. Concussions happen in almost every sport but not in the same severity
With addressing the question would i allow my children to play sports in the future, my response would be no because i was reading an article of a Library of medicine website and it stated that in 2005-2006 school year, there were 4431 injuries and 396 of them were concision, it also goes on states that concision can occur in practice as well. I also read that Overall, 16.8% of high school athletes suffering a concussion had previously suffered a sport-related concussion, either that season or in a previous season, so concision just do not go away have have lingering side effects as well that could last into the next season, or even for the rest of there lives. Theses are the reasons i would not let my child in the future play and participate
Everybody in the league likes to see big hits, so does the fans. But what the fans don’t like is the best players getting hurt because of a big hit. Concussions are important because if not treated properly the person who has the concussions can be injured even more. Some signs of death of athletes have come from a concussion causing them to hurt themselves.
One of the most controversial discussions in sports today is concussions and how the athletes who play sports are being protected. Concussions in the NFL has been a constant argument over the past decade because of not only the number of players who were diagnosed with concussions but also in addition to the number of retired NFL players that reported having depression problems, drug addictions and eventually taking away their own lives by suicide. Football is know to many as “Americas game” and because of this fans live for and look forward to these hard hitting brut athletes that suit up and take the field for battle each week not knowing the facts on how concussions not only ruins the athletes chances of playing again but affects the brain
According to SCI, a concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process that affects the brain (SCI, 2016). A concussion is commonly known as a mild traumatic brain injury, often sustained in sports, falls, motor vehicle accidents, assault, and other incidents (Cornell, 2015). A blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain (Brainline, 2015).
Athletes around the world come together every day to compete and with competition comes injuries. Athletic trainers are typically the first responders to assist the athletes and provide diagnoses and treatment. Although injuries are always going to happen the main responsibility of an athletic trainer is to prevent them from happening. There are a wide range of possible injuries in which an athlete can get into, concussions are one of the most common types of injuries during sporting activities. As a matter of fact, concussions occur at a rate of 1.6 to 3.8 million per year during sporting activities (Broglio). However, these figures fall short as there are many concussion injuries, which are unreported by either athletes or coaches and often
When participating in a sport, the players are aware of the risks. Physical damage is always a strong possibility, but what about the mental damage that a player can receive. Concussions have been known to occur frequently in contact sports, making the rules based on injuries in need of change. The current rule is that after an injury occurs, players have to have a medical professional sign off before they are allowed to play. This is great for injuries related to the physical form of a person, but when it comes to the mental aspects, these rules need to be re-written. Things such as the types of people affected by concussions, how vulnerable concussions can be on the mind, and how concussions can affect everyone around a person that has been inflicted by a concussion, should be brought into consideration while deciding a specific set of
In America, the sports industry is one of the largest and most powerful country; whether the sport is football, baseball, basketball, or any of the other sports the country has. Recently reports and documented cases have risen involving some of these sports’ greatest athletes, as well as current players, dealing with concussions (Famous sports concussions, 2012). Numerous athletes, some of them being the sport’s highest profile players, were found to have several mental illnesses and diseases, that have been attributed to head injuries sustained while they were playing their sports. The biggest and most predominant of these injuries is concussions. They can cause not only immediate issues, but also a lifetime of health problems (Smith, 2009). Sports related concussions lead to brain deterioration, which leads to long lasting effects throughout life.
Throughout the history of sports concussions have been a problem, however it has only been recently that the dangers of concussions have been brought to light. Concussions have a serious effect on the brain both short term and long term.
What is a concussion? A concussion is a bruise or bleeding in or on your brain. It is caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of your head. Concussions can be minor or serious depending on how hard you got hit. During a concussion the person might not know the date or can not see how many fingers you have up. The more you get concussions, the more likely you are to get them. Sometimes they can be fetal.
Many sports players of all shapes and sizes deal with concussions every year. Concussions have become one of the easiest acquired and most dangerous if not treated with care could cause serious long term injuries. A concussion is a movement or rattling of the brain when blunt trauma is applied to the skull. Sports are not the only place a concussion can happen, but it is the most common in contact sports such as football, basketball, hockey, rugby, soccer, and rarely baseball.
In result of the profound explosion in the number of concussion related incidents, I believe that concussions have become normalized and reintroduced as 'part of the game', when in reality it is a serious and possibly fatal occurence. I also think that coaches and parents might be at fault for not drawing a clear line between pushing the athlete and allowing the athlete to rest and recover from the injury. Furthermore, I think that the NFL is somewhat at fault for displaying athletes as superhuman and injury free. For example, many players are simply being checked out by a doctor and being okayed for further play when in reality 34/35 professional footballers experience degenerative brain disease. And referreing back to the importance of Virgnia Tech's study, the ignorance that footballers and many athletes share going into the sport is the biggest problem of all. We don't understand the risks and the preventive measures that we can take to decrease the chance of a concussion. And last of all, the rising competitiveness and the intensity that athletes have devoloped over the last decade has farmed a breeding ground for a boom in the amount of concussions that occur in
People might think a concussion is only short term, and that the person who received it can go back to their sport once they are deemed ready by medical professionals, however, this is not the case. The side effects of a concussion can last for years, and if the player is not healed completely, it increases the chances of that person sustaining a new concussion.Therefore, athletes should be required to stop playing their sport for a certain amount of time, even after they stop showing symptoms of a concussion.
I have learned so much about concussions in this unit, and its made me realize that kids should take an impact test before starting a sport. This is so that if kids do get injured during a sport at least we know how their brain functions. Also because I do sports its helped me be more aware if I do get injured in the head I will know the symptoms and know i need to get help.