Concussions And High School Athletes Essays

1753 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 8 Pages
Concussions are a constant and exceedingly common in children, teens, and high school athletes over the years. I chose this topic because in my high school sports career I have unfortunately gotten two concussions for soccer. The concussions caused me to struggle to keep up my grades, get a good night’s sleep, focus in class, and I had a constant headache. Athletes in club sports and high school sports have the constant risk of getting a concussion in the activities they participate in, and necessary equipment to help prevent concussions is often unworn or even unrequired. Along with players not wearing the proper articles, they could overlook a possible concussion due to the low severity of it. Between 1.6 million and 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur annually, so every athlete is at risk (Emmons, 2007, p. 14). Concussions are an injury caused to one’s head due to collision. Concussions are a frequent issue and risk for all high school athletes. Harvey says that, “Sports activities cause an estimated 20% of all TBIs among youths and young adults” (Harvey, 2013, p. 7). This evidence shows how high the risk of concussion is for student athletes. Although sports are a fun past time, they could end up changing your life as you know it for a while. Harvey tells readers that sports have caused over 300,000 TBI’s (Traumatic Brain Injuries) in the 2012 year. A concussion can cause many different symptoms such as loss of consciousness, memory loss, headache, and, on…

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