Football Is A Dangerous Sport Essay

1169 Words Nov 17th, 2016 5 Pages
In Daniel Flynn 's essay, "Football Does a Body Good," he states his point of view on football and the way people should see it. Football is a dangerous sport that has caused many types of head injuries and other health problems throughout the years. This popular sport has caused many players to develop diseases later on in life such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, also known as CTE, Alzheimer 's, and Dementia. One of the NFL 's most pressing issues is concussions, which can have life-changing health effects on the football players.
For instance, a concussion occurs when an outside force causes the brain to move violently back and forth and hit the wall of the skull. A concussion usually occurs when players collide violently into each other at high speeds. Concussions result in loss of consciousness, confusion, headaches, nausea or vomiting, and blurred vision. The damaged caused by concussions is permanent, and there is no cure for it. Usually, the only remedy prescribed by doctors is at least two weeks of rest before resuming sports and similar activities. In his article "The Helmet Wars," Tom Foster points out that "Professional football players receive as many as 1,500 hits to the head in a single season, depending on their position. That 's 15,000 in a 10-year playing career, not to mention any blows they received in college, high school, and peewee football" (Foster). These players will do anything to make sure they do not let the opposing team make a…

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