Topic: Head Trauma in Football





Context:

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Head injuries, including concussions, particularly in the game of American football, have become a subject of deep concern. American Football is a game of Strategy, but in this game strategy comes with violence. American Football has undergone many rule changes to accommodate to the growing problem of on-field head collisions. As the " Helmet to Helmet " (as the National Football League calls it) hits begin to become more of an occurring action more and more retired players are beginning to see symptoms of serious head trauma according to, New York Times
" A 2000 study surveyed 1,090 former N.F.L. players and found more than 60 percent had suffered at least one concussion in their careers and 26 percent had had three or more. Those who had had concussions reported more problems with memory, concentration, speech impediments, headaches and other neurological problems than those who had not, the survey found."
Analysis:
According to The medical Dictionary online , a Closed Head Injury ( "
Closed head injury refers to brain injury without any penetrating injury to the brain. It may be the result of a direct blow to the head; of the moving head being rapidly stopped, such as when a person's head hits a windshield in a car accident; or by the sudden deceleration of the head without its striking another object. The kind of injury the brain receives in a closed head injury is determined by whether or not the head was unrestrained upon impact and the direction, force, and velocity of the blow " ) These are the head injury that many players playing football receive not only on the professional level but all the way to grade school. A law was just passed in Indiana according to Stop Concussions.com , "
Indiana’s legislature passed a law that requires any high school athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion be removed from play at the time of the injury – and won’t allow the player to return until he is cleared for play, in writing, by a medical professional. " This is a simple rule that professional players should implement but since they dont players can stay in the game while they're in the middle of a concussion or after they've gotten back up to their feet after a "Concussion Hit.

Conclusion:
Based on Sports Concussions.org
saying , "
A concussion is a brain injury that can occur in any sport. The good news is most of them heal within a short period of time, like any other sports-related injury. But what makes concussion unique is that they are invisible and it's hard to know exactly when an injured brain has completely healed. So take all the time you need, and be patient. It's not worth risk. " This is a very true quote, Concussion cannot be seen or measured. If a players feels a concussion the team doctor has no idea on how serious it is. Concussions make any sports dangerous especially American Football