Head Injuries In Football

Jonah Geisner Period 1 Mrs.Wasser 1-5-16

Introduction

How can I make a presentation that will make people realize that you can get head injuries in football and how to prevent it? I selected this topic to prove how dangerous football is if you don't take the proper precautions. I also chose this topic to help lower the number of head injuries in football. Lots of people have received football related injuries. Did you know most football related injuries involve the head? A head injury is one of the top causes of death in football.

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The head injury is a huge cause of death but it can be prevented. Proper playing techniques reduce the risk. Protective gear can also help. Head injuries in football vary in severity. Depending on the level of severity, it could cause memory loss. To help know how severe it is, players and coaches should learn about it. They should also know when there okay to resume playing after an injury. Coaches should take the player out if they observe any symptoms of a head injury and have a medical person look at him. Symptoms can include vomiting, dizziness, and memory loss.

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My opinion on the topic is that it's concerning how many people have died related to football. So far, two pro football players death have been linked to a head injury. Kenney Bui, a football player, was injured in the head. He was taken to the hospital and immediately transferred to the intensive care unit where he died three days after arriving. Doctor Hoffers states, "Football players are exposed to entire spectrum of traumatic brain injury from mild injury (concussions) to most severe...which are bleeding of the brain or swelling of the brain". I think medics should give the okay on when players can play. Usually, only three years after a player retires, does he have symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalitic."It’s important for kids and their parents to be educated about traumatic brain injury,"Hoffers also states.
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Video Explanation

This video is important to my topic since it shows the deaths of football players which proves football is dangerous. I learned that football can be a deadly sport.