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). The psychological effects of sports injuries all depend on how the athlete copes with the injury. Epidemiological reports of sports injury confirm a high incidence of injuries occurring at all levels of sport participation, ranging in severity from cuts and bruises to spinal cord injury. The psychosocial dynamics accompanying sport injury should be known to ensure psychological recovery, an important aspect in rehabilitating the injured athlete. Earlier studies demonstrating psychological differences between athletes and non-athletes indicated the need for actual research on the athlete's post injury response in lieu of accepting the hypothesis that the emotional responses of athletes to injury parallels
He didn’t deserve to be the head coach for the Dallas Cowboys, especially after having to follow such an amazing coach in Bill Parcells (whom came out of retirement and is now the manager of the Miami Dolphins, in which he brought an 1 – 15 team to a playoff in one season.) He’s has shown all of us that he isn’t capable of coaching any team with such high expectations. But we do know that he is capable of getting the entire city of Dallas and the entire fan based of the Cowboys hyped up and disappointing them all. Wade Phillips has lost many respect of the extremely large fan base of America’s team, and it may be hard for him to get a head coaching job in the NFL unless it’s a team that’s just desperate for a head
Whereas in the NFL if the player was not touched by the other team prior to his knee hitting the ground he would be able to stand up and continue the play. In the NCAA when a team achieves a first down the clock stops. In the NFL the clock continues to run after a first down unless the player was to have run out of bounds. The NFL has a two-minute warning at the end of the first and second half which means the clock stops at the end of
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
Summary: In “Football’s Death Spiral,” Andrew O’Hehir argues that football has passed a rubicon of public sentiment and is, in fact, at the beginning of a long, downward trend in popularity and public acceptance. He primarily argues this because of the contemporary revalations regarding brain trauma and professional football players. It is increasingly apparent, he argues, that football can cause irreversible brain damage to those who play it and that, in the light of this knowledge, spectators will become increasingly unwilling to watch the sport. Also, he points to some evidence of this trend: first, the President recently declared that if he had a son, that child maybe wouldn’t play football and, secondly, O’Hehir also indicated that
Damaging a Young Mind Football although it may not be “America’s Past time” like baseball is it is still one of the most watched and appreciated sports that we have in this country. However, there are many problems that may not appear to the naked eye until in recent years. These problems don’t have to do with the lockout or how much money a player will get paid but it has to do with the injuries that the players are taking. When most people think of injuries they think on the side of a torn ACL or a broken arm but what these players are experiencing is much worse than that. What these players are beginning to experience is severe brain trauma.
9-14-12 Pages 1-2 Suffering a devastating injury to his knee, John Kanan ’14 is forced to deal with everlasting difficulties that impact his athletic career and everyday life. Still today, Kanan has to push through these troubles to be a game changing player on the soccer field. It was the first game of kanan’s sophomore year soccer season; he was a starter on the team playing right midfield when out of blind sight he collided with an opposing player. “I was running as fast as my body would let me”, said Kanan. “The only thing I was focusing on was winning the ball.
Critique: The NFL’s crisis management is downright atrocious. The pure failure of signal detection is what not only caused this game’s outcome from happening but the referee lockout as well. It’s even worse because their crisis management plan should have used the player’s lockout as a reference to prevent the referee lockout. The only thing I think the NFL did correctly in their crisis management is the quickness it took for them to respond to the immediate outrage of fans due to the Packers/Seahawks outcome. The NFL didn’t waste any time in stating that they will be backing up the decision made by the replacement referees however I must ask where that quickness was when the referee’s contract
In the NFL, you need to have both feet in bounds for the catch of interception to be legal. In college football you only need one foot in bounds for the catch to count. This is a major difference, because it requires players coming out of college into the National Football League to readjust their games to fit the rules. Another rule that changes in transition from college to the pros is the rule about your knee being down. In college football if you trip and fall then you the play is over with.