Dr. Margret Brooks says ““because the brain is floating freely inside the skull, I think most experts doubt whether it is possible to ever develop a helmet design that can prevent concussion.” (Healy, 2014) 6. No matter what helmet players are wearing they are all susceptible to concussions, especially if the rules to not protect player well enough. Conclusion I. Signpost: In conclusion, more needs to be done to prevent concussions without taking away from the intensity of the game. II. Summary: Players’ safety should be focused on more by making rules stricter in the NFL, teaching younger players how to tackle, and increasing the rules because helmets do not always prevent concussions.
Many thought that this disease was limited to boxers but other cases like a battered spouse and a solider on the field was also effected in this disease due to nature. Overall, sports like football and boxing or non-sport related activities like domestic abuse and serving in the military can cause CTE. Sport injuries can be really dangerous especially playing a sports like boxing which can lead athletes to have Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy because they constantly get hit in the head until they pass out and bleed which is main point of the game. The protein in our head can get assorted up that it gets tangle up which can block the normal brain function. A hard hit to the head can knock the oxygen out of someone head which can a serious injury like a concussion or faint which overtime will produce to CTE.
The Effects of Concussions on Human Beings. Did you know, that someone suffers from a brain injury every 21 seconds (Haas)? Children get concussions all the time, and most of the time they go unnoticed. The majority of concussions happen when one is playing a sport such as football, hockey, or lacrosse. Many famous athletes have had their careers, even their lives cut short due to concussions.
One of the many frequent sports that athletes are being wounded in is the sport of football. Everyone recognize the hazards of the full contact sport because it is widely commercialized in for all ages. From high school, all the way to NFL, football is a huge deal, but what about the abrasion of the players that come along with playing the aggressive game. Although football is the most popular American sport, high school football should be banned due to several disadvantages that comes with it. Such as concussion risks, memory loss, brain damage, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, slurred speech, and Parkinson’s disease.
Thirty years after retiring, some NFL players who had had concussions, were experiencing symptoms similar to those of early Parkinson's disease. In addition to that, some signs of early Alzheimer’s effects were found (Nordqvist). A concussion is an injury of a soft structure, such as the brain, resulting from a violent blow or shaking (Nordqvist). Symptoms of concussions include temporary loss of brain function which can result in cognitive, confusion, vomiting, nausea, headache, depression, disturbed sleep, moodiness, and amnesia (Nordqvist). Even when concussion symptoms seem ... ... middle of paper ... ...ensive players to tackle them (Farmer).
“ Epidemiological studies comparing collegiate and high school sports have consistently shown that football has the highest concussion rates”(Neurotrauma. 2013). It is said in a review of NFL football games there were 0.41 concussions per game; however, almost half of all concussions are not reported, causing the overall estimated value of concussions per game to rise to almost 1 concussion per professional game.(Neurotrauma. 2013) With this significant amount of concussions during professional game it is clear why there are so many findings of players after their careers having MCI. MCI is described as,”is an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia.
Additionally, athletes should be removed from play after a concussion because it is believed that having more than one concussion results in cumulative effects on the brain. Because concussions damage the brain, it is important to try to prevent them. Changes to rules in sports, as well as improved technology, have been enforced to help prevent concussions. Historical Aspects Concussions were not a relevant in football until the mid 1990s. Before this time, if an athlete received a big, it was just considered that "he got his bell rung.
Reoccurring concussions also occur too frequent and cause many athletes other problems. These reoccurring brain injuries should be taken care of the after the first concussion. A concussion can be bleeding on the brain, a simple headache, or loss of consciousness when struck in the head. Trainers and people in the medical field diagnose these brain injuries by loss... ... middle of paper ... ... life long brain problems are not worth the risk of only playing football for only 10 to 15 seasons. Terry Bradshaw said that if he knew about all of these studies on concussions and the consequences, he would probably have not played as long.
The NFL is struggling with serious mental and physical health problems because they sustained repeated mild traumatic brain injuries, is what concussions are called. (“Concussions and Marketing of Sports Equipment” 6). In addition, future innovations and designs are on the way to further reduce head impact res... ... middle of paper ... ..., and Stefan M. Duma. "Development of the STAR Evaluation System for Football Helmets: Integrating Player Head Impact Exposure and Risk of Concussion." Annals of Biomedical Engineering 39.8 (2011): 2130-140.
According to Dr. Bennet Omalu, subject of the 2015 movie “Concussion,” nearly 90 percent of all players in the National Football League (NFL) sustain some type of brain injury during their career. Most of those injuries are concussions, a traumatic injury to the brain that alters its basic functions. According to an article from the PBS website, “Inside the Numbers: Counting Concussions in the NFL,” in 2012 more than 100 players in the the league suffered concussions on a weekly basis, just in training camp. Compared to data from reports in 2009, the number of concussions in the NFL increased by nearly 68 percent in 2012. The NFL averaged 5.4 concussions per week in 2009, 7.6 in 2010 and a staggering 8.4 in 2011.