Football is a "gladiator sport" according to one NFL player. Another NFL star says he would rather suffer a concussion than a knee injury. Players are taught from an early age if you get hit hard, get back up and hit back harder.
The scary thing is that it is pretty commonly known how dangerous the sport is and that with any given play, a player can suffer a career ending, if not life threatening injury. Yet they still strap on that helmet and get out there and knock heads week in and week out each and every fall.
New research is being conducted several universities across the country, including Boston University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of South Florida are showing that the effects of head injury may be more seriously than previously believed and that a player can sustain long ter brain damage even without ever being diagnosed with a condussion.
A study conducted at USF this fall, tracked seven local high school football players, used special sensors within the player's helmets to determine the severity of hits to the player's head and the effects they are having on the brain. Results of the research is beginning to reveal that the brain may be affected negatively on every single little hit that is sustained, including the unavoidable subconcussive hits that come from blocking and tackling.
There has always been a major concern on how these hits are affecting younger players. Nowadays, more and more players are getting into full contact football while still in elementary school and because the brain is still in development, the fear is that the true damage may not even be able to be detectable for years down the road.
The experienced Kansas and Missouri Brain Injury Lawyers at Roswold Law Group would like to remind you that no head injury should go without being checked out by a doctor. Even the slightest bump can cause long term brain damage that can have affects that my not be detected for months or years down the road and may not manifest until it is too late. Always wear protective head gear when playing in contact sports, as well as riding a bicycle or motorcycle.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious head injury or TBI in an accident in Kansas or Missouri, you may be able to compensation for your losses. Contact the Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys of Roswold Law Group.
With over 15 years of experience in Brain and Spinal Injury including Traumatic Brain Injury and sports related injuries, we may be able to help you and your family through this difficult and stressful time. Call today to set up your free consultation to discuss your case.
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