One consequence that football players face everyday is the risk of getting a concussion. Concussions are a major problem in the sport of football. Concussions are “a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works”(CDC). A concussion will get better over time but is never a good thing. After the original impact, the brain starts to swell in order to protect itself.
What is a concussion you may ask. Concussions are a growing problem with youth in athletics, football especially. Many concussions occur when two heads collide. When this happens the brain stays in motion and collides with the back of the skull. Channels in the neurons open wide and calcium ions flow into the cells.
Injuries cause extreme pain, limit movements and depending on the severity, can require a large amount of time for rehab. The majority of regular people will have a negative response to any kind of injury. In the case of the athlete (especially at the professional or collegiate level) injuries can be devastating. There is no universal model as to what mental response an athlete will have when an injury occurs, for the most part these emotions are negative (Brehm, 2008). Even when an athlete returns from an injury they can still be affected by it and play more tentatively on the field or court because of fear of re-injury (Brehm, 2008).
Jillian Palma Mr. P English 9H April 6, 2014 Football Injuries: My brother was affected by a football injury when he was in 6th grade. This was a big tragedy for my family and I. My brother broke one of the hardest bones to break in your body, which is the femur bone. A kid that was more muscular then my brother tackled him in football, which was the reason his femur bone broke into two. By breaking the femur you can loose a lot of blood because it is such a big bone so it carries a significant amount of blood in it.
They all want to be rough and tough but never want to stop and think about their lives after football. Or during it for that matter, anything can happen on any play so why put even greater risk upon your body. The NFL is changing for the better, or worse depending on who you are, but it’s changing. Now for the change to stick there has to be an all-around effort to help change it. Once the players realize the severity of the constant head injuries and they want to do something about, change the nature of the game they play, then the NFL will really be able to say it has
Teaching Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries Mike Willis Grand Canyon University: EED 358 September 7, 2013 Teaching Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries Ready, Set, Hut, Hut! Not until recently there was a lot of discussion with people that were diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI occurs when there is an injury to the head that is so strong that is causes damage to the brain. It can also occur if shaken way too hard. This condition has been discussed more frequently since a lot of NFL players has been diagnosed with this due to constant aggravation to the brain on the field due to constant tackling.
Scientists believe this method will transform the severe disease of Duchenne muscular dystrophy to a much milder Becker muscular dystrophy. For me, some pros to this approach would be a cure for a severe case of muscular dystrophy, but it is unfortunate that the patient will still have the disorder, just in a milder form. A con would be any side effects that exon skipping may have. Since there are not any recorded cases of this being done in the United States, it is hard to know whether or not exon skipping could be potentially dangerous to those who want to try the treatment since testing in human patients is still out of the question. Another con is within the administration of the treatment.
My son playing football My son wants to play football for his high school and I don’t want him to. There are many different reasons why he wants to play and many reasons I don’t want him to play. When deciding whether to let your child play football is a very important decision that you as a parent have to consider multiple things. You have to look at the health risks, the dangers and the long term effects of playing football. There are many different health risks hat football players endure on a daily basis.
This is because no one stood up and tried to put an end to it even though they knew that it was wrong. This all begins with the commissioner, who is the leader. He should have set the example that using steroids was wrong and fought to implement strong rules against it from the start. The league did not have proper testing even when they knew that the use of steroids was an issue. Without rewards to those who did not use steroids it sent a message that players could use them and would not be severely punished.
Since this is a great possibility, terrorist extremists may have become more extreme in their tactic than they were before 9/11 happened. Because of this they will try new things that they had not before since security has heightened and the world is more cautious about them now. If there were guns on planes, there would be no reason for potential terrorists to do everything they can to get into the cockpit and take the gun and potentially cause another 9/11 to