A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. They are over 3 million cases of concussion injuries. Concussions are being taken more seriously today than ever before. Most concussions are related to football. There are at least 60,000 concussions like this one every year in high school football.
In Arkansas was the hottest year in the summer in 2010. There’s a 16-year-old boy named Will James. He and His team was doing up and downs during the hottest record in Arkansas. The boy had a heat stroke during practice. The athletic trainer Todd Ross saw him on the floor so they rushed him into the closest locker which was the junior lockers room. They gave him an ice bath and waited 15 minutes until the ambulance came, then he was rushed to the ER.
There was another boy with the same condition as him like a day earlier he was rushed to the hospital he was the same age, height, and build as Will James. His name is Tyler Davenport. People are getting their first concussions so when a game comes up the coaches put them in knowing it would be up to risk if he gets another concussions. If they get another concussions it’s a risk, they don’t care so some of them just die. They just say I’m still in high school might as well use it when I graduate knowing that it will affect them when they grow up.
For example, in the documentary Douglas Casa, said “Probably at least two-thirds to three-quarters of the deaths in sport at high schools in America are related to football. The seriousness and intensity of high school football in America have just grown by leaps and bounds in the last five, ten years.” There always been injuries in high school football, but they’re on the rise also they are ramping up of pressure on high school kids, the intensity of high school play, the increase in size, strength, and speed. High School football always has been important.
There are at least 60,000 concussions reported every year in high school football. CTE is a degenerative disease of the brain and is associated with repeated head traumas like concussions. CTE can lead to depression, progressive dementia, and suicide. It’s a progressive deterioration of your brain. They keep seeing it in football players. There are at least over a million athletes that participate in high school football. Yes, there is a national safety guideline regarding high school football is to limit full-contact practices to two or three days a week during the season.
Also, the high school football recommended that full contact be limited to no more than 30 minutes a day, and between 60 and 90 minutes per week. Returning to play too soon after a concussion increases your risk of serious brain injury. Playing through an injury may even end your sports career entirely. If you don’t get the help you need you might get a further injury or even death. They might get a headache, memory problems, confusion, dizziness, and nausea.