A loyal follower of The Concussion Blog, @PirateATC has a blog devoted to athletic training and sports medicine for high school and middle school athletes. In his latest post he discusses a situation where an athlete came to him with questions about his head;
When I asked him what made him think that he had a problem, he cited the large amount of press coverage that the topic was receiving and that he thought he better get it looked at. I commend the young man for being so proactive and taking the necessary steps to take care of himself appropriately. Maybe, just maybe I will be able to see a little more of this responsibility and less of the macho “leave me alone, I can handle this” attitude that is usually associated with this injury.
This wonderful to see the youth starting to take this issue seriously.
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