Originally posted on The Concussion Blog in September of 2010…
If you are reading this from Canada you know Dr. Gifford-Jones. If not, you probably do not. He is a doctor that has his opinions and editorials published across Canadian newspapers. His most recent, about concussions is so good I am going to post the entire thing here. Thank you to The Expositor.
Do you know how much trauma the human brain sustains in contact sports? Unless you’re a concussion specialist, few parents, coaches, athletes or even doctors have much knowledge about the extent of this injury. Concussion is like sugar and salt. Few people are aware of the amount they’re receiving, and all three can be lethal.
Recently, 28 million people watched as the Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley collapsed on the field. Players frantically called for medical help. To everyone’s surprise Bradley, after a mere four minutes, was back in the game. At half-time, doctors diagnosed his condition as concussion.Later, critics asked why Bradley was not immediately removed from the game. The lame excuse was that a sideline examination showed no concussion. Moreover, Continue reading