The Effects Of Sports Injuries

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The Majority of high school and youth football games and practices are played without a medical personnel present. The ones that do have a medical personnel cannot be present at all games. Half of them are not even fully trained. More than half of 7 million sports injuries are sustained by youth as young as 5(“Play it Safe” 1-2). Parents should not allow their children to play contact sports because their brains are still developing, injuries lead to long-lasting effects, and safety precautions are not effective.
Kids are not miniature adults, their brains still have a long way to go for developing. Their heads are about 90% adult size, but their necks are much weaker. Making it difficult to keep their head steady from a hard blow. Children
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Concussions will immediately paralyze the nerve function of the brain (Dickerson 1-3).If a skull fracture occurs, bone fragments may be impelled into the brain. Which lets foreign material such as dirt into the brain, causing an infectious. Stopping the blood flow in your head is very important because it could form a clot. That can press against brain tissue, it can lead to death if not stopped (“Head Injury” 1-2). Fibers and nerve cells can be damaged or torn, depriving the blood flow to the brain. Also important nutrients and oxygen. Small messengers in the brain called neurotransmitters play an important role in brain function. Any injury can prevent the brain from working properly. The brain is a very complex organ once it is damaged, there is no guaranteed it can work properly again (August …show more content…
Some of the country’s largest young teams have had to change some rules in order to make the sport safer. Before starting each football season, 10 year old Ryan Holt must complete a baseline testing for concussions. Holt’s coach limits contact drills during each practice and players are punished for unsafe behavior on the field. Steven Rowson, a researcher who studies head impacts, said,” A multi-pronged approach is the best way in improving concussion prevention” (Abutaleb 1-2). Teaching players better ways so they do not tackle in a way that can hurt them or others (Abutaleb

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