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Persuasive Essay On Multiple Concussions

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Within the past couple of decades, a huge has been opened against the NFL. Thanks to the research of Dr. Omalu we have found that the rate of concussions in the NFL is higher than that of any sport, and it leads to serious, long-term problems. For example, CTE. The NFL has somewhat acknowledged that this is the case, but this doesn’t stop them from hiding it. And now players are beginning to hide their concussions. Progression is concussion awareness, prevention, and proper medical treatment is not looking good. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), is a brain condition found in most NFL players. According to the Brain Injury Research Institute, “It is a progressive degenerative disease which afflicts the brain of people who have suffered repeated concussions and traumatic brain injuries, such as athletes who take part in contact sports, members of the military and others”. Unfortunately, we cannot diagnose people with CTE until they are deceased. In 2002 Omalu made a huge discovery that cause an uproar in the NFL community. He diagnosed retired player, Mike Webster with CTE. Many more followed Webster, most committed suicide. When Omalu presented his …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the nfl's rate of concussions is higher than any other sport, and it leads to serious, long-term problems.
  • Explains chronic traumatic encephalopathy (cte) is a progressive degenerative disease that affects the brain of people who have suffered repeated concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Opines that the nfl and its players need to take concussions seriously because they focus too much on money rather than people's health.
  • Explains that many people in the nfl still don't see the connection between concussions and cte and realise that football players are at a high risk of getting it.

Recently, Calvin Johnson and Drew Brees admitted to hiding concussions, and Tom Brady’s wife spoke up about her husband hiding concussions as well (Steele). The not only affects the player by causing more head trauma, but it also affects the football community by promoting bad habits. Youth football players look up to these men and will think that it’s ok to hide a concussion. This is a serious problem. Concussions must follow a strict recovery system. Also players run the risk of second impact syndrome, which causes death. The NFL and its players need to do a better job at taking concussions seriously. They’re focusing too much on money rather than people’s

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