The Effects Of Concussions On Youth And Concussions

1876 Words Jun 25th, 2015 8 Pages
Youth and Concussions Many children enjoy sports more than life itself. To love a sports with that amount of significance is not a horrible thing, but to love oneself should be the first priority in life. Especially adolescents who play the sport with lots of passion and emotion by imitating their favorite athletes to fight an injury so they would be able to continue their action. The youth as a whole need to realize that injuries are capable of affecting people’s lives around them. For example, hiding any joint problems gives an increase chance of arthritis at a younger age. Sport injuries at a young age can lead to a serious case of no or rare physical activity for the rest of their life (Schnedier 1). Concussions are one of the most serious injuries that athletes should be aware of and how to continue. Athletes like Chris Coyne fight concussions to play, but fighting a severe headache, dizziness and nausea can hurt a team more if something very serious would have happened to effect a teammate’s life. Concussions are not only a football injury, but they occur in many other sports. Frederick Erdtmann, who is on the Board of Health Populations for the Institute of Medicine wrote in his article that “Among males athletes at the high school and collegiate levels, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, and soccer consistently are associated with the highest rates of concussions” (Erdtmann 1). Football is hands down the sport with the most concussions, yet it is not the…
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