There are m... ... middle of paper ... ...Football Research” National High School Sports Federation. Copyright 2013 Powell, John W., and Kim D. Barber-Foss. "Traumatic brain injury in high school athletes." Journal of the American Medical Association 282.10 (1999): 958-963. Print.
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Many football players get brain injuries which is why they need to have better safety equipment. In any given season, about 20% of high school players suffer brain injuries (“Lanham”). The safety equipment is becoming way more advanced as well. Helmets are getting better, but it’s more effective at protecting the skull than the brain inside (“Death of Football…”). The Children’s Sports Athletic Equipment Safety Act comes in light of the fact that there are no federal guidelines for both new and used helmets that formally test against the forces believed to cause concussions (“Lanham”).
Concussions are caused by the brain crashing into the sides of the skull thus, causing the brain to bleed and swell. They can cause permanent brain damage that could end a player’s football career. Forty seven percent of all high school sport concussions are from football. Most people think that concussions happen more in football games than at practice; however this is not actually true. Thirty three percent of all concussions occur at practice.
If you are someone who doesn’t know much about concussions this can show you how painful, scary, and dangerous they must be. In a game such as football players are hitting another player head to head well over 40 times a game. How do kids as young as 7 years old all the way up to grown men in their 30’s deal with this? It is one of the biggest problems occurring with this sport and it needs a solution. When a concussion occurs it goes through a specific process for everything.
Sport-related concussions are evolving as a major public health concern. Ongoing research suggests these injuries have a much more serious and prolonged impact on overall health than previously believed. According the Centers for Disease Control, a concussion can be defined as “a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head” (CDC, 2013). Crushing and violent hits are seen as part of the game in many sports, and are often glorified by the media in the professional realm. However, many overlook the fact that the vast majority of individuals who play contact sports in this country are under the age of 19 (Buzzini & Guskiewicz, 2006).
Fujita explains that football can create certain lessons about toughness and battling thro... ... middle of paper ... ...the air trusting that someone will catch them. No matter what the sport is, injuries are a big concern but it should not stop a parent from letting their child do what they love. Works Cited Fujita, Scott. "Would I Let My Song Play Football?" Wall Street Journal.
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