James Holmes Dec. 15 2015
4 Supporting Facts
1. Medical researchers at Boston University recently confirmed that 88 of 92 former NFL players who donated their brains for research suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.), a brain disease induced by repetitive head trauma and linked to depression, aggression, impulse-control problems, memory loss, and dementia.
2. football has the highest rates of catastrophic head injuries.
3.In 2014, more than 9,500 concussions were reported among high school football players in the U.S.
4. In soccer, the technique of heading—when players use their heads on the ball instead of their feet—is one of the leading causes of head injuries in youth sports.
Real world application: This is useful to everyone that plays sports to learn about concussions and to know the symptoms. Sports can be very physical and try to be more careful with better gear.