The Dangers Of Concussions In Football

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Concussions in football is something that students and parents don’t take serious. Many players face challenges with football and head injuries daily. Between the doctors saying no the student shouldn’t play and the coaches wanting them to play, leads to ethical issues on the field. A concussion is a forceful blow to the head. Even though there may be no obvious symptoms, it is advised to get early medical attention to see if there is any damage to the brain or skull (Jones & Wilson, 2010, Concussion). Concussions come from taking risks in sports that involve forceful contact with other players. Some symptoms are headaches, dizziness, vomiting, tinnitus, and confusion. Depending on how hard the blow to the head was, can lead to some memory …show more content…
Different studies show that concussions aren’t just possible in football games but can also occur in practices. The rate for concussions are higher in practices because every child who practices doesn’t always play during games. High school and college football players are more likely to suffer a concussion during practices than in a game (JAMA Pediatrics, 2015). Stats show during youth games, 54% of concussions happened during games. In high school and college, 42% of concussions happened during games and 58% was during practices. College students seem to have the highest concussion rates during games. High school students had the highest rate for concussions during practices (JAMA Pediatrics, 2015).
Doctors who have patients that suffer from concussions, face ethical issues with coaches and parents. Coaches don’t like to sit out their best players when it comes to
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Coaches should immediately remove any athlete suspected of having a concussion during a play, in order to minimize the risk of further injuries (Shute, 2013). An athlete shouldn’t return to play until he or she has been evaluated by someone trained to diagnosis any symptoms related to headaches. The strong call to remove athletes from play is fueled partly by studies that found that people are more vulnerable to a second concussion within 10 days of the first injury. Multiple concussions can make symptoms worse or slow the recovery process up. Each brain will respond differently to an injury. Teenagers may have it worst after suffering from a concussion because their brains are rapidly making new neuronal connections (Shute, 2013). Students are taking great risks when they continue to play and don’t pay attention to the symptoms. They may be causing more damage to their brain than they know and it may only affect them later in

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