Essay on Concussions In Football
Concussions are an injury that falls under the Traumatic Brain Injury category. A concussion occurs when a force causes the brain to rock back and …show more content…
In Christopher Nowinski’s book “Head games” he talks about a player named Adam Melka, a fifteen-year-old linebacker. He was playing football and came to the sideline dizzy and vomiting after a blow to the head, he was taken to a hospital for further examination, and ended up having emergency brain surgery. The team and its coaches were confused as to why this had happened, because the last hit he had received was nothing very eye opening. His father asked to see the game film. His father also thought the hit before he came out was not exceptionally violent, but he noticed a hit he had earlier. The hit left Melka visibly shaken “You could see him go onto his knees and bend backwards,” his father said. Adam Melka survived, but now must endure a long recovery.
According to statistics obtained by the University of Rochester Medical Center, Football is not the sport with the most concussions. Football is behind hockey with every eight per ten thousand players receiving a concussion, whereas Hockey was ten