Most people understand that football is a violent sport, and one must be very tough in order to compete. Injuries NFL athletes suffer can affect, not only the player, but also the fans and family members watching. Over time, many have become increasingly disturbed by the violence that routinely occurs in
The last and also one of the most dangerous types of injuries to professional football players are ligament injuries. Though the possibility of a ligament injury is greatly risked in football due to its freewheeling motions, it is also one of the most fixable types of injuries you can sustain. Ligaments may be repaired through surgery, such as Tommy John surgery in baseball (where a strong ligament in your leg replaces the damaged ligament in the shoulder of the person), although there is still a very long recovery time involved in such procedures. These types of injuries can be both career threatening and life-altering for a professional football player and is one
The Improvement in equipment has greatly decreased the cause of brain injury in high school sports. Now, in 2017, we have equipment far superior to even ten years ago. Also, now have a better medical understanding
On November 6th, 1869 the young American sport called football was born. In 1903, the addition of the football helmet was introduced; however, the helmet was not mandatory for all players until 1943 (“History of the”). Since the mandatory protocol for the use of helmets, the football helmet has advanced in safety. The helmet evolved from a plastic shell-shaped helmet to a more protective rounded plastic helmet with a face mask and chin strap. After those improvements, the modifications for safety increased. Today, professional football players have impact indicators on their chin straps to identify head injuries. As players have gotten bigger and stronger, head injury awareness is a major part of player’s safety and if they are not aware, it often results in a concussion. Many players and viewers of the game do not know how concussions occur, what the effects are, and how engineers and associations try to prevent the occurrence.
Ways in which the equipment we wear, to the way coaches are now being taught to teach players the importance of technique to greatly reduce head injuries . Studies have shown that football helmets on average only reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury by approximately 20% , but with this new helmet made by RIDDELL which majority of football organization are wearing provide state of the art protection with this flexible shell technology. This technology helps reduce the impact force transfer to the athlete. The Tru-Curve Liner System allows the helmet to conform to the contours of a player’s head, while the Composite Energy Management System or (inner padding) absorbs impact energy. According to study done by Michelle Castillo of CBS news Riddell helmets out performed 10 other helmets and reduced the risk of a concussion up to about 10%. The importance of technique goes a long way. Head to head contact can be avoided when knowing how to properly form tackle.It is recommended that all coaches spend the time with their players to go over these ways to prevent injuries. Bobby Hosea, a 55-year-old former defensive back of Ucla has reached out to to all communities to run a camp that stresses one skill of how to tackle. Knowing how devastating a tackle could be if its not properly done I find this a very valuable source for all to take part in if you want to play the game of
One of many, injuries I have battled through has been tearing my MCL playing high school football for Tulsa Union Redskins. Probably thinking, how did he get this serve injury playing high school football? The injury occurred during
Football brain injuries are somewhat common and people are more aware of the types of damage it can cause to the brain. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. It can occur after an impact to the head or after a whiplash-type injury that causes the head and brain to shake quickly back and forth. Concussions are usually not life-threatening, but they can cause serious symptoms that require medical treatment. Concussions are traumatic injuries that result in an altered mental state that may include becoming unconscious. It disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. Anyone can become injured during a fall, car accident, or any other daily activity. If people participate in impact sports such as football or boxing, they have an increased risk of getting a concussion. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that in 2010 approximately 2.5 million people in the United States visited the hospital with traumatic brain injuries. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the term used to describe brain degeneration likely caused by repeated head traumas. It is a condition of brain damage which persists over a period of years or decades and which is the result of traumatic impacts to the brain. CTE is diagnosed only by an autopsy by studying sections of the brain. It is a very rare condition.
Lately when it comes to football one of the worst words to come to mind is concussion. Recent research and testimonies from former NFL stars has exposed the true severity of concussions, in both present time and years down the road. Despite a slight rise in concussions during the NFL’s 2015 season, the total number of concussion in the 2012 season compared to the 2014 season had dropped nearly 25%. This was due to the advancement in both helmet and shoulder pad equipment. Throughout recent years the NFL has been working the United States military to combine efforts and technology in order to better the safety of football attire. According to National Geographic, the NFL and the military have worked together to discover what material
Everyone who commits to playing for an organized team knows that there is a large risk involved with the time you are stepping onto the field. The most common sport that athletes are being injured is in the sport of football. The reason is because it is so widely played by all ages, from Pop Warner all the way to the NFL. The NFL is doing everything they can to prevent head injuries in the sport of football.
It is well know that football is a violent and dangerous sport, and it only gets worse as you get older and the level of competition rises. In the past few years, the NFL has been under the