Today we worry more about high-impact strikes to the head than about repetitive blows of moderate intensity. We think the only players who suffer brain injuries during collisions are the ones who later look dazed, or who can't keep their balance, or who suffer from slurred speech and vision. There are about 1 million high-school football players in any given year in the United States. There are also a lot of reported concussions, and probably about as many that go unreported because fans, coaches, and parents don't want a star athlete pulled from a game. But among the supposedly injury-free remainder, the Purdue researchers believe tens of thousands of athletes routinely suffer serious brain injuries from high-impact collisions intrinsic to the game.
If a player comes to the sideline with a possible concussion the medical staff must run a series of tests and follow a checklist for “obvious signs of disqualification” such as headaches, nausea, and dizziness (Mihoces Par. 7). A player isn’t supposed to be allowed to return unless they can pass these tests. (However these tests are not 100% accurate). In some cases a player will be allowed to return from a possible concussion because they passed all the tests but they turned out to have a concussion the whole time.
Aaron Baker suffering a debilitating spinal cord injury from motocross racing also was wearing protective gear. Doctors said he is going to be paralyzed his whole life but after a bountiful amount of therapy Aaron is back on the track. 3. How dangerous is motocross compared to other sports A. You Have a Very high Chance of getting seriously hurt while attempting motocross B.
Mr.Otting English 3 20 February 2012 Football: New Penalties Are Too Extreme If you have ever watched or played the great American sport of football, you will see there are many more penalties being tagged on to both teams, than four years ago. Pass rushers are one of the most penalized players on the field. Mainly because of the new penalties like no hands to the helmet, and the more strict rules about hitting the quarterback. Another major area for flags are helmet to helmet contact. The penalties for these kinds of hits are too severe and need to be lessened.
A big issue is that is not just occurring in the NFL. A study from the National Center of Injury Prevention found that 47% of high school football players say they suffer a concussion each season, and 37% of those players reporting more than one per season. Also, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, 85% of sports-related
Although the leagues attempt to ensure player safety with numerous safety equipment regulations, such as helmets, pads, and lengthy lists of illegal plays and moves, numerous players each season receive extreme injuries. These injuries often range from torn muscles to broken bones. When it comes to the length of the schedules between the two sports hockey players prove to be by far the more determined and athletic. The regular hockey season consist of a strenuous 82 game season lasting from early October until early April. The football schedule on the
Statistics show that between 1,200-1,400 children suffer head injuries from abuse in the United States. All it takes is that one time that parent, family members, close friends and or caregiver gets frustrated, then he or she snaps and might cause serve damage to the baby’s life
The most common injury from playing football that has a long term effect is a concussion. These are injuries that affect the brain and even if you are cleared to play it doesn’t mean that you are fully healed. Concussions are very serious injuries that can cause long term affects to your eyes and your brain. These injuries can affect your long term judgment, for example you might know something is wrong now but after so many concussions you can’t tell if it is right or wrong. If you are hit the wrong way and as a result you are paralyzed then obviously that has long term effects because you went from walking, driving, and playing football to being restricted to a wheelchair, and not having a career any more.
 The use of performance enhancing drugs has also been found in other levels of football, including play at college level, and even high school play.  The most recent figures from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football drug tests show that one percent of all NCAA football players failed drug tests taken at bowl games, and three percent have admitted to using steroids overall.  In the NCAA, players are subject to random testing with 48 hours notice, and are also randomly tested throughout the annual bowl games.  The NCAA will usually take approximately 20 percent of the players on a football team to test on a specific day.  Anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs are also used throughout high school football.
Given that the first stage of a seizure is strongly altered perception of sensory information, it seems to follow that the sensory area is affected first. In fact, epilepsy is strongly associated with sensory (and motor discussed next) cortex, which lies just behind the central fissure on each side of the brain. Posttraumatic epilepsy, a common complication of severe head injuries, may be the result of scar tissue formation near the sensory cortex. The abnormal firing spreads from the sensory area to an area for motor control. The second stage of a seizure is ictus and is characterized by convulsions.