Concussions in Football

Dylan Robson, playing football against Skyridge. He is doing this to contribute to possibly winning. Does this by playing football. Taken on September 16, 2016 at the Corner Canyon football stadium.

Cassie Hess

Dylan Robson, playing football against Skyridge. He is doing this to contribute to possibly winning. Does this by playing football. Taken on September 16, 2016 at the Corner Canyon football stadium.


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Dylan Robson, playing football against Skyridge. He is doing this to contribute to possibly winning. Does this by playing football. Taken on September 16, 2016 at the Corner Canyon football stadium.

Cassie Hess
Dylan Robson, playing football against Skyridge. He is doing this to contribute to possibly winning. Does this by playing football. Taken on September 16, 2016 at the Corner Canyon football stadium.

By Cassie Hess

From slipping on the floor and hitting your head to playing a sport, people get concussions very often. Safety and prevention of head injuries are the focus of many experts.

“One of the best ways to prevent a concussion is to have correct technique in sport and skills for safe play. But most importantly, wear protective gear,” said Brad Bath, sports coach.

It is estimated that students on average suffer 11 concussions for every 10,000 games and practices they participate in, according to www.pbs.org

“We get a lot of patients searching for help because they got a concussion. Especially during the football season,” said Nurse Practitioner Erica.

In high school football, with a season of about ten games, and 40 players on the team at least four of those players will leave the season having suffered a concussion. In youth football it is more common to suffer a concussion during games. For high schoolers and college players it is more common to get a concussion in practices, according to www.philly.com.

“I don’t get scared of being at risk of a concussion because my coach taught me how to play with correct technique. He taught us not to lead with our heads. Which means that we have a smaller risk of getting a concussion,” said Collin Christenson.

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