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Despite the cultural perception of football, measures are taken to ensure safety, such as the reforms and education with regards to playing safer football. I intend to address technological advances and regulation of football towards the discussion of helmet safety. Therefore the aggresivity in football’s culture should embrace stronger helmet standards and regulation that are promoted through improved testing methods and innovations because of the need to prevent further dangerous head injuries, especially concussions. Lit Following behind motor vehicle crashes, traumatic brain injury in sports is the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries for people fifth-teen to twenty-four years of age. Immense concerns follow, g... ... middle of paper ... ...e changed over the course of history to better in providing safety, but much is left to be imposed.
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.
Football had to adapt and change to the new standards of safety for the players with new and improved equipment to lessen the chance of long term damage. But what is considered long term damage? One of the biggest long term injuries that are becoming a major problem are concussions. But what is a concussion? According to the article “Traumatic Brain Injury
The sport and medical worlds need to more fully appreciate the the long lasting consequences of traumatic brain injuries sustained in sports. As it stands, the view of traumatic brain injuries in sports has lead to haphazard rules of prevention. Current return to play procedures are rarely used effectively and athletes are risking their brain health for sport. Neuropsychological tests are attempting to better asses head injuries, but research on their effectiveness is unclear. Another pressing issue is that depression often follows instances of traumatic brain injury.
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A natural forming protein, known as Tau protein, forms into triangle masses on the brain which causes depression, memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, and progressive dementia (What is CTE). There is no way to make the game of football 100 percent safe, but by implementing new rules, regulations, and improving and updating safety equipment, the NFL can lower the risk of players getting concussions and the overall long-term risk of brain damage. A concussion is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that causes an alteration in the athlete’s brain function and their state of mind. A concussion is caused by an impact or blow to the head or body, which within milliseconds, the brain smashes against the skull causing damage to the brain cells (McCrory 1-12). Concussions are becoming the most significant problem in football today.
Also difficulty paying attention, bothered by lights or loud noises and feeling sluggish are sure symptoms of a concussion. (CDC 2). Even though concussions can’t be fully prevented, scientists are doing their best to find ways to decrease the amount of concussions that happen per year. Football is one sport that has scientists working around the clock on finding the perfect solution to help decrease concussions. Scientist, Vincent Farrara, created the Xenith X1 Helmet in 2004.
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Head related injuries can have devastating long-term effects, causing serious brain damage, neurological disorders, and other cognitive health problems The NFL realized that there was an issue with players enduring head to head collisions causing concussions. Some players returned to the football field not knowing how serious there injuries are. The return to play policy helps protect players who has received a head injury and cannot participate in practice or the next game. The way the program works is, once a player has been injured they must be cleared by a consultant who administers a series of test that must be passed, which points out normal or abnormal functions. The National Football League has enforced rules concerning head injuries, especially concussions, the primary concern of the lawsuits is based on t... ... middle of paper ... ...y of a player getting injured and what type of affect that injury will have on that player after his career in the NFL.