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Concussions and Football
Transcript of Concussions and Football
That's 15% of all sports related injuries
There are 67,000 diagnosed concussions in H.S football every year Records show close to 50% of
all H.S. football players
admit to concussion like symptoms
16.8 Athletes have had a
previous concussion when
they are diagnosed
After having one concussion you are 3-6 times more likely to get another Slightly more than a third of high school players in one recent survey who reported two or more concussions within the same school year
After 3 concussions, patients will start to see memory loss, headaches, blackouts, and sensitivity to light for
5-6 years It has been thought that concussion are linked to depression
There have been multiple former athletes whose suicides were linked to concussions
Most notably: Former Bears HB Dave Duerson Former Falcons Saftey Ray Easterling And most recently former Chargers great, LB Junior Seau The NFL has taken some measures to reduce the number of concussions sustained each year Like new helmates that protect the brain from vicious impact Coaches pulling concussed player out of a game And NFL commissioner Rodger Goddell fining dirty players for cheap hits to the head and imposing rules regulating launching at an opponents head Whether you agree with the fines and penalties is irrelevant, all that is certain is the fact that concussion can ruin a life and any measure needed should be taken to prevent them Thanks for watching
Hope you enjoyed this Prezi Presentation By Eric Campbell After 5 concussions patients are banned from contact sports and can experience long-term brain damage
This damage can include migraines, memory loss, dementia, depression, and other chemical imbalances in the brain CONCUSSIONS AND THE NFL