Essay On Concussions In Football

analytical Essay
1651 words
1651 words

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. Concussions; they are a problem that almost every athlete that competes in a contact sport goes through. Football, hockey …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that football is the most popular american sport, but high school football should be banned due to several disadvantages that come with it.
  • Explains that concussions are a problem that almost every athlete that competes in contact sports goes through.
  • Explains that concussions are a composite pathophysiological process that influence the brain. football is the most common sport, with 75% chance of an injury.
  • Explains that the colorado medical society's guidelines of the management of concussions in sports provides an accurate way to determine when an athlete can return to competitive play.
  • Explains that a grade i concussion, or mild bruising of brain tissue, is the most common form, but the hardest to determine. the athlete should be removed from competition for at least twenty minutes and examined every five minutes.
  • Explains that grade ii concussion is a more powerful version of grade i. it can last up to fifteen minutes and linger for as long as one day.
  • Explains that a grade iii concussion is the most severe and can last for weeks. it can cause amnesia for more than one day, slurred speech, decreased motor skills, and frequent headaches.
  • Describes tom cutinella as the third high school football player to take the last breath. he collided with another player while trying to block their teammate.
  • Explains that chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive degenerative disease found in the brain by athletes that play contact sports, such as football.
  • Explains that high school football suffers 11.2 concussions for every 10,000 games and practices. researchers found cte in the brains of many deceased football players.
  • Analyzes how researchers revisited three high school programs to see if they changed and gained more knowledge about head trauma in football.
  • Explains that football is a great sport to watch and participate in. many athletes, parents, and coaches aren't aware of the head trauma football can cause until they do research.
  • Opines that high school football is deadly especially to those who want to have a future in college.

Concussions are caused by an intended blow to the head, or an unintended blow to the body. While getting a concussion you may get nauseas, headaches, irritated, sad, and sleep disturbances. During an concussion the brain is moving quickly inside the skull(“Concussion Facts” 1). Football is the most common sport with concussion risk being at 75% chance for an concussion. If you had one concussion you are more likely to have your second one 1-2 times. If you had your second concussion, you are more likely to have your third one 2-4 times(“Concussion Facts”). It is important that the player,coach, and parent pay attention to the player 's health and report it. It is showed in studies that 47% of athletes does not report feeling any symptoms after a concussion (“Concussion …show more content…

It is a progressive degenerative disease found in the brain by athletes that plays contact sports, such as football (Mayo clinic staff 1). The cause of Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is monotonous head trauma. If you repeatedly bang your head on an object, been physically abused, and have epilepsy (a disorder marked by sudden repetitive episode of loss of conscious, sensory loss, or convulsion) that 's not controlled can also have Chronic traumatic encephalopathy. You can also show signs of another neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer 's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Parkinson 's disease (Mayo clinic staff 3). Chronic traumatic encephalopathy symptoms are depression, hard time thinking, short term memory loss, suicidal thoughts, and many more symptoms that harms the brain. (Mayo clinic staff

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