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NFL Concussions

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Concussions occur in every sport and the issue is now becoming a debated topic within the field of sports. Concussion symptoms are typically obvious but some symptoms are more subtle. If a player decides to continue playing with a concussion or has a frequent history with concussion he or she is endangering themselves to more serious injuries. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters primary functions in your brain (Concussions). Visualize a person driving a car without a seatbelt into a wall. When the vehicle stops, the driver continues moving forward, and that is what occurs to the brain during a concussion. The effects of a concussion are usually short-term, but can sometime take months for a person to recover. Problems that can occur from concussions include throbbing headaches, a loss of concentration, repeated vomiting or nausea, short-term memory loss, poor judgment, and loss of balance and hand-eye coordination. An athlete must be removed from play if they are suspected of having suffered a concussion. I personally have first-hand experience when it comes to havi...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that concussions occur in every sport and the issue is now becoming a debated topic within the field of sports.
  • Narrates how they had their first concussion when they were seventeen, and how the recovery process was challenging and painful.
  • Explains that over 2000 former nfl players are suing the nfl on the grounds of not notifying players of the dangers in the sport and the long term health risks of concussions.
  • Explains that the nfl will compensate $675m out to former players who have sustained cognitive injuries, and in some cases their families. the exact settlement will vary for each individual.
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